Keith Rutowski is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker who is dedicated to creating projects that explore the human condition. He is particularly interested in bonds between people and place, the existential weight of history and memory, and the ways in which cultures are maintained, evolve and disappear over time.
He studied journalism and geography as an undergraduate at the University of Cincinnati and then worked as an independent editorial researcher for Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic Digital Media, and others for several years before attending graduate school for photography. 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 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.