Katie Jett Walls is documentary photographer, creating visual stories for families in the Washington DC area, as well shooting documentary projects that give voice to those in marginalized communities and witness to the human experience. In addition to running a successful family photography business for 13 years, Katie recently traveled to Puerto Rico to document communities hardest hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and is currently working on a long-term project following an HIV+ veteran in Queens, NY.
Katie’s work has crossed the boundary between documentary and fine art, when in 2018 she was selected to exhibit her family documentary work in a three-person show at Glen Echo Photoworks. She also was awarded third place in the 2018 International Art Through the Lens exhibition and competition.
Katie is the founder and editor of Confluence Magazine, which launched in September 2018, to highlight the documentary projects of emerging photo storytellers and connect them with gatekeepers in media and publishing.
Katie is a mom to a precocious first grader and wife to a precocious computer nerd. She began her photography journey when she inherited her grandfather’s old Minolta SRT201 film camera when she was 25, ran away to photography school when she was 26, and took her first paying client when she was 27. She has never looked back.
2017 Main Street Takoma Art Hop participant, “District in the Time of Choleric”, Takoma Park, MD
2017 Group Show at Hera Hub Co-working Space, Washington DC
2018 “The Miraculous in the Mundane”, Glen Echo Photoworks, Glen Echo, MD
2018 Selected for inclusion in Art Through the Lens, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY
2018 3rd Place Winner, 2018 Art Through the Lens International Competition