Kathleen Flynn

independent photojournalist / documentary filmmaker / New Orleans, La.



Accountability Lab Liberia | Adviser for Reel Peace, a United Nations Development Program funded initiative designed to lift the voices of women in Liberia by training and equipping them as visual storytellers. It was a project of the nonprofit Accountability Lab. June 2018 - January 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology | Visiting faculty member | December 2017 - May 2018

Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications | Fellow, Instructional Assistant | Multimedia Photography & Design | 2016 - 17

PBS Veterans Coming Home | Road Team | Multi-platform public media project which explored ideas of service and citizenry in an effort to give a voice to veterans while opening national dialogue about veterans’ issues. March 2016 - June 2016

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune | Staff Photojournalist | January 2013 - March 2016

Tampa Bay Times | St. Petersburg Times | Staff Photojournalist | December 2002 - December 2012

Center of Democracy at the University of Massachusetts US State Department | Media development educator, Liberia | 2008, 2009

Conflict Zone Board Member | Photo exhibit dedicated to injured journalists and military


Syracuse University
Master of Science in Photography, 2022

Western Kentucky University
Bachelor in photojournalism, 2002

Eddie Adams Workshop
Student, 2002

Mountain Workshops Participant, 1999, 2000, 2012


National Press Photographers Association, Best of Photojournalism
Culture, Sports, and Science – second place Online Video Individual, 2024
Online Video Storytelling/Documentary/Large team: 1st place (co-director), 2019
Feature Multimedia Story Award of Excellence, 2015
News Multimedia story/ 48 hours, 1st place, 2013
Returning Veterans, Coming Home, 2nd place, 2012

NPPA Humanitarian Award, 2019

NPPA Region 6 photographer of the year, 2004

Online News Association Journalism Awards
University of Florida award in Investigative Data Journalism, 2023

Society of Environmental Journalists
Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting, 1st place, 2022

The Gerald Loeb Awards
Visual Storytelling, finalist, 2022

Pictures of the Year International
Documentary Journalism
Finalist, 2022

Documentary Daily life
Award of Excellence, 2021
Impact 2020
Award of Excellence, 2021
Documentary Journalism
1st place (co-director), 2019

World Press Photo
Online video of the year nominee
(co-director), 2019

Overseas Press Club
Citation (runner-up) for the Overseas Press Club’s Madeline Dane Ross Award for best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition, 2019

Edward R. Murrow Awards Best News Documentary in the Small Digital News Organization division (co-director), 2019

Nieman Foundation
Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Journalism, finalist, 2019

News Leaders Association
Dori J. Maynard Award for Justice in Journalism finalist, 2019

Suncoast Emmy Awards
Children, Youth, Teens, 2016
Societal Concerns – Program, 2016
Societal Concerns – News, 2014
Journalistic Enterprise, 2014
Human Interest, 2014
Education schools, 2013

Casey Medal
Awarded for the best reporting on children, youth and families in the United States, 2013
America’s Promise Journalism Award for Action, 2013

Other honors
Florida Society of News Editors
Society of American Business Editors and Writers Society of Features Journalism
Green Eyeshade Awards


Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar speaker, 2023

Mountain Workshops staff, 2001-2009, 2012-2023

Syracuse University Trauma Informed Workshop speaker and coach, 2023

NPPA Multimedia Immersion team leader, 2019

News Leaders Association Leadership Conference speaker, 2019

Northern Short Course speaker, 2018, 2019

Syracuse University Fall Workshop team leader, 2018

Geekfest speaker, 2018

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