Calla Kessler Photo Calla Kessler Photo


visual journalist based in nebraska 

Many assume Nebraska does not lend itself well to photojournalism. However, my Midwestern roots challenge and inspire my love of visual storytelling. I know how to uncover a photo beneath a ruse of the ordinary. When on assignment, I not only know how to shoot, but I have the skills to document it live via social media platforms.

My love of meeting new people has fueled my interest in photojournalism. I try to use humor and friendship to connect with people. Experience has taught me to be a journalist for others, not myself.  I strive to listen first, then translate stories into images. 

I am currently a senior photojournalism major at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, available for freelance work. This summer, I will be based in D.C. as the photo intern at the Washington Post and this upcoming fall I will intern for the ´╗┐Palm Peach Post´╗┐ in Florida. 

In my spare time, I enjoy butchering the lyrics to your father's favorite 70s hit on karaoke night.

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