Kat Bawden is a photographer, multimedia producer, and arts educator in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, and Scalawag Magazine, among other publications. She has collaborated with numerous brands and nonprofit organizations, including Airbnb, the Open Society Foundations, and Dean & DeLuca. She studied documentary arts at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Before pursuing photography professionally, Kat was a community organizer and taught English to immigrants and refugees. She first learned photography at 14 in an enrichment program like the ones she teaches today.