2016 Fellow

Karen Ruckman

Karen is a documentary photographer who has captured images of politicians, celebrities, and decision-makers for a variety of clients from Congressional Quarterly to Hello magazine. Her independent projects have taken her from a nature preserve on Assateague Island off the coast of Virginia to Northern Ireland where she documented the transition from The Troubles. Her work teaching photography workshops with marginalized populations lead her to a long-term observational film about  two Washington DC men adjusting to life after prison in The Missing Men.