Photojournalist & photo editor specializing in sports & action photography 

My passion for photography began with a passion for sports. As a graduate and track athlete for Central Washington University, I spent weekends alternating between competing in the triple jump and shooting my teammates in their events for the student newspaper. I moved to Los Angeles after graduation in 2012, and in 2013, I attended Western Kentucky University’s Mountain Workshops in Owensboro, KY. Six months after the workshop, I landed my first staff photographer job at the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. In September 2017, I started as an editor with Getty Images, where I also photograph sports assignments regularly, and entertainment assignments as needed.

As a photographer and editor, I'm passionate about telling the stories of women and girls in sports, and using my own talents and access to try to bring the coverage of women's sports closer to equal with men's sports. 

Outside of photography, I enjoy biking, traveling, reading, and Law and Order: SVU. I have also done some basic art direction for ad campaigns, and social media copywriting for individuals and brands. Early in my career, I also did some writing & reporting.

My work has also appeared on Getty Images, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed News, the Huffington Post, and the Associated Press, and it has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism 2017 contest, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Center of Photography. In 2018, I was named runner-up for the inaugural Shoot Like Shirley Award, honoring female sports photographers under age 30. I'm an alumni of the 2018 Summit Sports California workshop. In 2019, my image was named Best UCLA Sports Action Photo 2018 by the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles and the Stan Troutman Endowment Fund.

I’m based in Southern California. Member of Women Photograph, National Press Photographers Association, Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles Center of Photography. 

Katharine Lotze

Katharine Lotze is a photojournalist specializing in action photography, from fires to the football field.
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