What struck me most when I went to the Women’s March was the visual impact of the range of signs and people carrying them that day. These messages matter—and I wanted to capture them. As we march forward, they may even serve as good inspiration when you’re gearing up for your next rally!
KK Ottesen documents the stories of people’s lives by combining words and images into powerful and accessible stories that resonate with a broad range of audiences. Through her magazine work, books and contributions to documentary film, she brings her audiences close to her subjects creating “searing, intimate” portraits that break down barriers and stereotypes and allow for the discovery and celebration of common ground. Ottesen’s commitment to social justice issues informs the stories she works to share.