Photo + Journalism

“Photography is ‘the humanity of the moment.’” – Robert Frank

Kara Elyse is a photographer, journalist, producer and advocate for equity, liberty, and good vibe based in Austin, Texas. She earned a bachelor’s from the University of Pittsburgh in Interdisciplinary Studies: Multi-Media Broadcasting, a self-designed major with concentrations in business and music. She obtained her master’s from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied photojournalism and digital media. Her written and photographic work has appeared in Austin Woman Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Reporting Texas, KUT, the San Marcos Record and beyond. In 2022, she was selected by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation to join a talented team of writers drawn from national networks to share stories of Pittsburgh’s 16 Cultural Treasures Heinz Endowments Initiative. In 2023, the Ascension Health “Care for All” campaign she and her company, Mindful Media, produced received a Telly Award.