Photojournalist & photo editor specializing in sports & action photography 

Katharine Lotze is a photojournalist and picture editor based in Southern California, currently working as a senior picture desk editor for Getty Images.

She has called Los Angeles home since 2012, and her work for the Getty Images wire has been seen in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, Buzzfeed News, the Huffington Post, and more. As a picture editor, she sees hundreds to thousands of images per day across news, sports and entertainment, and regularly produces stories for Getty Images' 1.5 million Instagram followers.
Prior to Getty, she worked as a staff photographer at the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, covering major and minor breaking news and sports, including large-scale fires, elections, national presidential debates, and more. She's also done some writing & reporting.

A former college track & field athlete, Katharine is passionate about covering sports, particularly women athletes, and believes that women's sports deserve equal coverage by media organizations.

She's an alumna of Central Washington University, Western Kentucky University’s Mountain Workshops, and Summit Sports California, and she's a member of Women Photograph, National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), and the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (PPAGLA).

Her work has been recognized by NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, the California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers contest, PPAGLA, and the Los Angeles Center of Photography. In 2018, she was named runner-up in the inaugural Shoot Like Shirley Award. Her images have won the PPAGLA's Best UCLA Sports Photo two years running (2018 & 2019).

She serves as an early-career and student mentor through the NPPA and Las Fotos.

When she's not working, you'll likely find her...still working, probably photographing surfing at the beach. Or maybe riding her bike, reading the latest non-fiction releases from the library, watching "Law and Order: SVU," studying French, or snuggling her cats.

She's quick on the reply, so don't hesitate to reach out!

Katharine Lotze

Katharine Lotze is a photographer and photo editor for Getty Images, covering sports and news in Southern California.
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