Natalie Keyssar is a freelance photojournalist and a founding member of Black Box creative cooperative. She was raised in North Carolina but has called New York home for a pretty long time. She studied painting in college before pursuing photography, which allows her to combine her love of fine art with her fascination with history in the making. Her work primarily focuses on youth culture, activism, class and the effects of political tension on society. She speaks good Spanish and very bad French and is available for assignments and collaborations pretty much anywhere.
Time, Bloomberg Business Week, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Pop Up Magazine, El Pais Semanal, Zeit, The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Fader, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde M Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Stern, Newsweek, Causette, Jet, 6 Mois, Slate, MSNBC, Das Magasin, Salon, De Standaard, The Global Post, Mashable, Amnesty International, Sotheby's, Community Resource Exchange, Harvard University, The Natural Resources Defense Council, YouTube, and Google.
Magenta Flash Forward //2017
Finalist // Philip Jones Griffith Award // 2017
Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant Winner // 2017
Selected Winner// American Photography 33// 2017
Magenta Flash Forward // 2016
PDN 30// 2016
Nominee// Joop Swart Masterclass 2016
Selected Participant// New York Times Portfolio Review 2016
Selected Winner// American Photography 32// 2016
IWMF// Adelante Connect Fellowship// 2016
Selected Finalist// Voies Off Arles// 2015
IWMF// African Great Lakes Reporting Fellow// Eastern DR Congo// 2015
Selected Winner// American Photography 31// 2015
Rory Peck Trust Fellow// Reporting in Crisis Zones//Columbia School of Journalism// 2014
Selected Winner// American Photography// 2014
Winner// Reportage By Getty Images Emerging Talent Award// 2013/2014
Selected Participant// Look Between Festival// 2014
Finalist// Julia Margaret Cameron Award// 2014
First Place// Association for Health Care Journalists Excellence in Health Care Journalism Award for Step by Step: The Path to Ending Child Mortality/ Global Post Team Special Report// 2013
Scholarship Recipient// Foundry Photojournalism Workshop// 2014
Nominee// Unicef Photo of the Year// 2013
Selected Winner// American Photography 30// 2013
Fellow// Open Hands Initiative and Global Post "Burma Telling Its Own Story"// 2013.
Third Place Feature Story// NPPA’s Northern Short Course Competition// 2012
Selected Winner// International Color Awards// 2011
Selected Exhibitions, Teaching and Speaking Engagements:
Pulitzer Center Teaching Fellow // Chicago IL //2017
Instructor// Foundry Photojournalism Workshop // Mexico City // 2017
Instructor Collaborative Photographic Narratives// New Media Department //International Center of Photography //Spring 2017
Pulitzer Center Teaching Fellow //Washington DC //2017
Presenter // Encuentro Fotografico Mexico Annual Photography Festival// October 2016
Instructor// Boreal Bash Workshop// Oaxaca Mexico// November 2016
Exhibitor// Refinery 29’s Women We Admire photography show// DC Photo Week 2016
Exhibitor// Refinery 29’s Women We Admire photography show// Photoville NYC 2016
Instructor/Presenter// The Image Deconstructed Workshop // Boulder CO// March 2016
Pop Up Magazine: BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, Fall 2015
Photoville: Welcome to Dilley (Black Box Creative Cooperative Exhibition) Summer 2015
Emerging Slideshow Night: The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles Summer 2015.
Inside Media-Photojournalists on Covering Global Crisis: Newseum. Washington, DC. Summer 2015.
Voies Off Arles: Summer 2015
Bring Back the Boardwalks: Trais Gallery, NYC. Fall 2012.
Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy. Museum of the City of New York, NYC. Fall 2013.