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Around The World With A Camera

From the Australian Outback to Bollywood, Albanian farmland to Vietnam, National Geographic travel photographer Catherine Karnow has been around the world to capture its images with her camera.

In the second part of Tuesday's Up to Date, we'll talk with her about the variety of experiences she's had on the job-- getting up close with Prince Charles but also seeing the victims of Agent Orange firsthand.

Learn some tips for shooting photos in available light.

Hear More: Catherine Karnow speaks this evening at 7 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as part of its National Geographic Live series. You'll find more information here.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, the daughter of an American journalist, San Francisco-based photographer Catherine Karnow is known for her vibrant, emotional, and sensitive style of photographing people. She studied photography in high school and graduated from Brown University with honors degrees in comparative literature and semiotics. After a brief career as a filmmaker—her film Brooklyn Bridge premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 1984—she turned her attention to photography full-time in 1986. Karnow's work appears in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, French and German GEO, and other international publications. She has also participated in several Day in the Life series, Passage to Vietnam, and Women in the Material World.

Every part of the present has been shaped by actions that took place in the past, but too often that context is left out. As a podcast producer for KCUR Studios and host of the podcast A People’s History of Kansas City, I aim to provide context, clarity, empathy and deeper, nuanced perspectives on how the events and people in the past have shaped our community today. In that role, and as an occasional announcer and reporter, I want to entertain, inform, make you think, expose something new and cultivate a deeper shared human connection about how the passage of time affects us all. Reach me at hogansm@kcur.org.