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Kathleen Kelly worked for 20 years as a newspaper staff photographer before launching a career in corporate and commercial freelance photography. Based in Scarborough, Maine, she serves the greater Portland area. Assignments have taken her to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, and Cuba.

Kathleen’s photos have won numerous awards from New Jersey Press Photographers Association, New Jersey Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, and the International Association of Fire Fighters. She curated the photo exhibitions “Of the Waterfront: Images of the Western Shore of the Hudson” and “Of The Waterfront: Images of the New Jersey Shore.” She was one of the participating photographers in the Heart Gallery of New Jersey, and her work hung in the group show “Greetings from Hudson County.” For seven years she served as editor of IN FOCUS, the quarterly magazine of New Jersey Press Photographers Association.

For 12 years she has produced photos for the annual Toyota President’s Award ad campaign, which have been published in both People Magazine and Time Magazine. Kathleen has covered events for companies including GlaxoSmithKline, FedEx, Allstate NJ, ShopRite, the Lefrak Organization, and the Maine Center for Enterprise Development, as well as for groups like the Ferrari Club of America. For several years she has photographed the annual alumni weekend at Stevens Institute of Technology. She has done executive portraits and documented company activities for use on the websites of Greystone Corp. and Maine Center for Reproductive Health.

Additionally, Kathleen has photographed editorial assignments for the Los Angeles Times, Scripps Howard News Service, The Star-Ledger of NJ, Ohio University, American Profile Magazine, and ESPN Magazine.

“Each assignment presents its own challenges. Every subject, whether it’s a company or an individual, has its own story to tell. The photos can’t be done by formula. From my years as a journalist, I’ve learned to listen to my clients’ stories; then I use my vision to interpret each one uniquely.” - Kathleen Kelly