Keith Rutowski is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker currently living in Seattle, WA. His work often explores the connections between people and place, as well as the influential weight of history on our experiences. 

He studied journalism and geography as an undergraduate at the University of Cincinnati and then worked as an independent fact-checker for Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic Digital Media, and others for several years before going to graduate school. He has completed all courses in the M.A. Photography program at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication and is currently researching his Thesis project.

His nonfiction photography, writing and video 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 fiction film for which he served as co-writer and co-director, was completed in 2017 and has screened at Louisville International Festival of Film.