Kayana Szymczak is an editorial photographer currently based in Boston/New England and Chicago.

She completed her graduate work in Visual Communications at Ohio University in 2011, and worked as a full-time contributing photographer for the Boston Globe from 2011 - 2013.

Kayana’s work has received recognition and awards from: The Marty Forscher Fellowship for Humanistic Photography, the Open Society Foundation's Audience Engagement Grant, the Dart Award for Excellence for Coverage in Trauma, the International Center of Photography, the International Photography Awards, the Boston Press Photographers Association, and American Photography.

Her project, “Crude Refections: Chevron Texaco’s Toxic Legacy” - a photographic investigation of the impacts of oil development on the indigenous people and environment of the Ecuadorian Amazon - was published as a book by City Lights and is on display at the Fundación Guayasamín Museum in Quito, Ecuador.


The New York Times / The Boston Globe / NPR / The Wall Street Journal  STAT / Huffington Post / Getty Images / Yahoo News / ProPublica  / AARP / Nature Magazine / Politico / U.S. News and World Report / CNN / Quanta Magazine / MSNBC /  Discover Magazine / The Guardian / International Business Daily / WGBH /  Dagbladet Information / WIRED Japan /  Marie Claire / Boston Common Magazine / Kaiser Health News / Harvard University /    Chan Zuckerberg Foundation   Boston Symphony Orchestra  /  Goodwill International  /  American Legion / Combined Jewish Philanthropies / Cambridge Community Foundation 

Call: 1.415.515.8183

Write: kayanaphotography@gmail.com

Instagram: @kayanaszymczak

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