Katie Kanazawich

KT Kanazawich is a photojournalist for Flint Beat based in Flint, Mich. A documentary and portrait photographer from Binghamton, N.Y., she has been working as a freelancer collecting community stories and photographing landscapes. She is an active community member volunteering time at East Learning Center Alternative School, The Dept. of Public Art, Avenue DIY, and The Broome County Humane Society. Kanazawich has also led photography lectures at Broome Community College and Cornell Cooperative Extension. She has worked as a darkroom assistant for photographer and artist ‘Teknari’. Before graduating with a degree in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014, she interned with music photographer Shane McCauley, as well as at the Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Fine Art Gallery in NYC. Kanazawich is drawn to making colorful, intimate images of under-represented communities and people.


Flint Beat is a hyperlocal news website covering Flint, Mich. with a focus on local government accountability, solutions journalism, and the restorative narrative. Flint Beat was launched in 2017 to help fill news gaps in the community with a mission to empower, impact and inform the residents of Flint.