I am a photographer, writer, and filmmaker living in Seattle, Washington. In my work, I am interested in portraying bonds between people and place, the existential weight of history and memory, and the beauty, sadness, and mysteries of everyday life.

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After studying journalism and geography at the University of Cincinnati, I worked for several years as an independent editorial researcher for Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic Digital Media, and others. In 2016, I completed all courses in the M.A. Photography program at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication; I am currently researching my Thesis project.

My nonfiction photography, writing and video have been published or highlighted by Aint-Bad Magazine, Cause Beautiful, Fly Over Media, Soul of Athens, and Visura Community. "Once The Ground Thaws," a narrative fiction film for which I served as co-writer and co-director, was completed in 2017 and has screened at Louisville International Festival of Film. 

Based in Seattle, WA.
Available for collaborations.


Keith Rutowski | Photographer, Writer, Filmmaker

photographer, writer, and filmmaker creating projects that explore facets of the human condition
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