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. 

I am currently a junior photojournalism major at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. I also work as a social media intern for National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore. When on assignment, I not only know how to shoot, but I have the skills to document it live via social media platforms.

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

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. When my work makes a positive impact, I am reminded why I treasure photography.

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