Calla Kessler, visual journalist Calla Kessler, visual journalist


visual journalist  

What's worse in a quick bio? Using third-person or excessive use of "I?" Calla is still deciding. 

I use my camera to promote understanding. It's a tool to convey empathy and forge genuine human connection. I want to be a journalist for others, not myself. I strive to listen first, then translate stories into images. 

I will graduate from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in May 2018, earning a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis on English and history. I was the photo intern at the Washington Post for the summer of 2017 and will return again in 2018. I also have interned at 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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