CAITLIN O'HARA

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I'm available for assignments in the Southwestern United States and beyond. Contact me anytime by email at caaohara@gmail.com or by phone at (317) 670 1039.
twitter: @caitlin_oh + instagram: @caitlin_oh 

I'm an independent documentary photographer and photojournalist working and living in Arizona. I was born in Huddersfield, U.K. and was raised in Zionsville, Indiana before receiving my B.A. in Journalism at Indiana University in Bloomington. In 2013 I studied Korean Language at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, where I met (and first photographed) friends from North Korea and discovered how different their reality was from what I had presumed. In 2015 I went back to Seoul to work with young North Korean women to document their experience building a new life in South Korea. While saving up to go back to Seoul, I've been working on stories about migration closer to home. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, my focus has been on women's access to safe migration at the U.S.-Mexico border, although this issue is pervasive around the globe. I hope that by working with migrants to share their stories, a wider audience can empathize with the labyrinth of challenges surrounding global migration.


ACCOLADES + SHOWS

2018 | Participant, Women Photograph Workshop, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

2018| Through This Lens, Durahm, N.C., group show: Colectivo Liminal - Photography Show & Silent Auction benefitting Alerta Migratoria, Curated by Victoria Bouloubasis

2018 | Participant, New York Portfolio Review at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism 

2017 | United Photo Industries Photoville, Brooklyn, N.Y., group show: “"Insider/Outsider presented by Women Photograph" curated by Mallory Benedict, Sara Ickow, Daniella Zalcman 

2017 | PhotoWalk Astoria, Astoria, N.Y. exhibiting photojournalist, curated by Shaminder Dulai

2016 | United Photo Industires Photoville, Brooklyn, N.Y., group show: “ Fearless: Strength, Fortitude, Spirit”, ESPN, curated by Tim Rasmussen

2014 | Ross Hazeltine Travel Scholarship (Reporting in Seoul, South Korea in January 2015).

SELECTED CLIENTS INCLUDE 

Agence France-Presse, Arizona Highways Magazine, BuzzFeed News, Bloomberg, The California Sunday Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Época (Brazil), ESPN The Magazine, Getty Images, The Guardian/Observer Magazine (United Kingdom), High Country News, HuffPost, The Intercept, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, The New York Times, Reuters, Runner’s World Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WOZ Die Wochenzeitung (Switzerland)


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