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Karen Ducey is a photographer, documentary filmmaker, and multimedia journalist based out of Seattle, Washington. An Extraordinary is an archive of her photo column produced for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 2005-2006 and continues today as an independent book project.

Ducey joined the Seattle PI in 2003 as a staff photographer after working four years at The Indianapolis Star. She remained a staff photographer there until the paper closed in 2009.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and MFA student at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, she recently went back to school for web design, film studies, and multimedia at Seattle Central and Shoreline Community Colleges. “When the Lights Go Out” a documentary short she directed  while there, was screened at SIFF in 2011.

In May 2011 she also was a fellow at the Knight Digital Medial Center News Entreprenuer Bootcamp at the University of Southern California preparing her to launch a news site covering animal cruelty issues in the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to her newspaper career, Ducey worked as a commercial fishermen in Alaska for almost a decade, finding a worldwide audience for her pictures.  To see more of Ducey’s Alaska commercial fisheries’ pictures click here.

Ducey’s multimedia projects and still photography have been recognized by the American Society of Newspaper Editor’s community service photojournalism award , the DART award for excellence in Coverage of Trauma,  Casey Medals, the NPPA Best of Photojournalism, and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  Her work has appeared in the New York Times, National, Time, Alaska magazine, GEO, the Seattle Times, ABC News, and in publications around the world.



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