Katherine Jack is a passionate observer of mankind’s relationship with the sea. Since 2004, the UK-born photographer, writer and diver has resided in Palawan, which lies deep in the Philippine Archipelago.

The Province of Palawan is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, a place chosen to demonstrate a balanced relationship between people and nature as it integrates into the modern world. It is from this unique vantage point that Katherine contemplates and captures this balance with her camera.

Through a deep focus on Palawan, her long-term project Palawan Seas explores the universal character of our ancient human connection to the ocean. Exhibitions of images from the project have been held in community and gallery spaces in Palawan. A selection of the work is available to view in the online portfolio.

Katherine has worked on marine conservation projects with both the World Wildlife Fund and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park/World Heritage Site as a photographer, research videographer, writer and designer of communication materials.  As a freelance photojournalist she has reported on marine, terrestrial and cultural issues for numerous newspapers, magazines, radio and internet publications and has contributed to a number of books, including The Forest City and Palawan and its Global Connections.  

Before moving to Palawan Katherine worked on the editorial staff of Geographical magazine and interned at Magnum Photos in London where she gained valuable insight into the vital role of photography in the contemporary world.

To discuss Katherine's Palawan Seas project and/or collaborating with her on issues relating to the marine world today, contact kat@katherinejack.com



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