Katherine Jack was born and raised in the UK but has lived on the tropical archipelago of Palawan, the Philippines, since 2004. Primarily a photographer, she is also a writer and diver.

Katherine's work looks at unseen aspects of Palawan. She is interested in people’s relationships with the natural world – especially the sea – and her years living there allow her the access of a local.

Palawan is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, a place where the system of government is designed for the population to live in harmony with nature. Katherine's images contemplate this balance, which is clearly changing as Palawan further integrates into the modern world.

Katherine has worked on marine conservation projects with both the World Wildlife Fund and Tubbataha Reefs National Park/World Heritage Site. As a freelancer, she has reported for 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 staff of Geographical magazine and interned at Magnum Photos in London.

She is fluent in French, Russian, Filipino, and Cuyonon, the language of Palawan.


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