CHARLOTTE KESL

CHARLOTTE KESL

CHARLOTTE KESL

Independent Photographer

Charlotte is an independent photographer based in Gainesville, Florida. She works regularly for national news outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and U.S. News & World Report. She also specializes in nonprofit photography. She has worked for humanitarian organizations in post-conflict countries focusing on public health, girl education and women’s issues. In 2014, she helped launch Project Cordillera, a sustainable adventure tourism company in South America. She instructs photography workshops with UnseenAmerica, an organization that strives to use photography for social change. Charlotte has a Masters degree in Media, Communication and Development from the London School of Economics (UK) and a Bachelors of Arts from American University (Washington, D.C.). As part of her dissertation research in 2012, she conducted interviews with local NGO actors in Lira, northern Uganda and critically examined how international media widens the gap between international and local NGOs. She is a member of Women Photograph and NPPA.

Session Title: Inclusion Through Storytelling Panel
Track: Community Growth
Description: This panel discussion provides a forum for panel members and participants to have a dialogue about the success, opportunities and challenges of using storytelling to enhance inclusion within our communities and organizations. Discussions will include how we define storytelling for inclusion, methods to enhance inclusion through storytelling, and the impact that we have seen storytelling have on our lives.