Keith Rutowski is a photographer, writer, and multimedia producer currently living in Seattle, WA. His work often explores the evolution of particular places and the ties people have to them, as well as the influential weight of history on our contemporary experiences. 

He served as an independent editorial researcher for Smithsonian Magazine and National Geographic Digital Media for several years before shifting more attention to creating his own projects. His nonfiction photography and writing have been published or highlighted by Crosscut, Soul of Athens, Fly Over Media, Cause Beautiful, Aint-Bad Magazine, and Visura Community. "Once The Ground Thaws," a narrative film for which he served as co-writer and co-director, was completed in 2017 and has screened at Louisville International Festival of Film. 

He is an M.A. candidate in Photography at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication.