Kate Awtrey is a small business owner and photographer, specializing in photojournalism and event photography, with a background in art and design.
As a photojournalist, Kate Awtrey is an award-winner with nearly 10 years of experience in the media industry and a member of the National Press Photographers Association. Her work frequently appears in local newspapers – both online and print – across greater Metro Atlanta.
Most recently, she has completed assignments for The Reporter Newspapers – a print and web news organization – which covers the communities of Buckhead, Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs in North Atlanta.
In 2010, Kate became a correspondent for Patch.com, an online news organization, owned by America Online (AOL). She has covered news events, sports and features for as many as 20 Patch zones in areas surrounding Atlanta. Kate has been responsible for generating ideas, organizing topics for weekly photo columns spotlighting interesting people and places, and completing multiple pieces on deadline.
Previously Kate Awtrey worked for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for three years. She performed photo editing as well as web and graphic design work for the newspaper’s award-winning online website.
She left the newspaper to return to school on a full-time basis and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. While there, she earned two artistic scholarships and was also selected to be a photo editor for a fashion edition of SCAN magazine, a student publication for the college.
She made a conscious effort, even as a student, to keep her photos and interests diverse in order to add to her versatility. Though she considers herself primarily a photojournalist, she is also a working mixed-media artist and has had her work shown in galleries in Atlanta.
During her years as a full-time student, Kate worked part time in communications as a writer and photographer correspondent at the Gwinnett Daily Post, and later as a freelance photographer for the Athens Banner-Herald.
Kate Awtrey is available for all of your photography needs as well as graphic and web design. Contact her for more information.