Katie Hayes Luke (1981) was born in Austin, Texas, USA where she has worked as a freelance documentary photographer, visual journalist and multimedia producer for more than a decade. She specializes in photojournalism with an emphasis on long-form documentary photography projects and video production. While the overall themes for her projects focus on social issues in America, she has also covered natural disasters, the military, education and mental health.
In 2004, she attended the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, was on the Blue team at the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2006, interned on the multimedia desk at National Public Radio in 2009 and received an MA in photojournalism from The University of Texas in 2009. Most recently, she collaborated on a project that was nominated for a Regional Emmy Award.