About the Photographer

When I picked up a DSLR camera for the first time in 2016, a lifetime habit of paying attention suddenly had an outlet; creating art seemed within my reach.  My passion is spotlighting the complexity of living things and their endeavors, not only in what we call the “natural world,” but in the human realm as well. 

I enjoy capturing just about anything the wondrous world presents:  from the glee of a child raking in candy at a parade to the pollen-dusted legs of a bee on a coneflower; from the protesters at a demonstration at the State Capitol to the tens of thousands of crows that flock each night to roost in Minneapolis in the winter.   

I am a science teacher, freelance journalist, and photographer. My urban wildlife stories and photos have appeared in the Star Tribune and Northeaster newspapers; I also report and shoot news and features for the Northeaster.

My photos have appeared in juried exhibitions at the Mpls Photo Center, the American Swedish Institute, the Hopkins Center for the Arts, and Artistry. In 2019 my photo Back of the Beach was awarded the Excellence in 2-D honor in Artistry's annual member exhibition.

My photos and I can be found in the Studios at Chautauqua Lane, 155 Northrup King Building at 1500 Jackson St., Minneapolis. I would love to see you at Open Studios (Saturdays, 12 - 4), First Thursdays (5 - 9), and for special events. 

Thank you for stopping by; I hope you enjoy my work. 


Karen Kraco