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 Mallory Kates,


I spent much of my professional life on the other side of the camera, writing and directing  multi-media projects for corporate clients like Apple Computer, Rockwell International, Visa, the US military and dozens in between.

When I was free to choose what I do for a living, I turned to my first creative love.  Making photographs.

A mentorship with Kirsten Lewis led me to become a pretty good documentary  family photographer.  When Covid put that world on pause,  I looked to my early photography heroes...Duane Michals, Jerry Ulsemann and Robert Heinecken for inspiration, and Susan Burnstine for contemporary guidance. 

Now I study with Sharon Tenenbaum and try to follow the photographer's dictum to photograph not what it looks like, but what it feels like. 


 I still accept two family projects per year.  This year is full, but 2025 is open.  

My prints are in several private collections.  Contact me for details.

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