Katie Hayes is a photographer based out of Austin, Texas. Before pursuing a career in photography, she graduated from The University of Texas with a BA in Math, a BA in Psychology and taught high school math. Her background is in documentary photography, with work ranging from mental illness and aging to rattlesnake roundups and Mexican rodeos. Over the last two years, much of her work includes elements of multimedia storytelling.
Her photographic education includes The SALT Institute for documentary studies and a Masters degree in photojournalism from The University of Texas. In the summer of 2007, she was the photographic intern for The Washington Times, a daily paper out of Washington, D.C. She was also selected to attend the Eddie Adam’s Workshop Barnstorm XX (Blue Team) in 2007. In the summer of 2009, she interned with the multimedia department at NPR. Her work has been featured in The Washington Times, Kyodo News, Village Voice and NPR.org.