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2023 Outsiders Photo Conference Keynote Speaker - Keith Ladzinski - Adventures of a Wayward Photographer

For photographer Keith Ladzinski, what began as a fun-driven pursuit to photograph skateboarders, rock climbers, and colorful landscapes evolved into documentation that brings voice to larger issues the world is facing. The seed was planted in 2016 after meeting with an editor at National Geographic Magazine to cover a story on climate change. The feature changed his sensibility and motivation, not only in the world of climate driven issues, but journalistic story telling in a whole.
Keith Ladzinski

Keith Ladzinski is a National Geographic Photographer and Emmy nominated director. His work primarily focuses on natural history, climate change, extreme sports, fine art and advertising campaigns, sending him to the furthest reaches of the 7 continents multiple times over on photo and film assignments. Keith is the co-founder of Triage Creative, a founding member of the Sea Legacy Collective and has worked for clients globally including Apple, Disney, Google, Nike, Toyota, Adidas, Oprah Network, Canon, Discovery, Subaru, Red Bull, The North Face, OPPO, The New York Times, and National Geographic TV.

Keith is a highly decorated photographer and has earned 1st place honors from Communication Arts, PDN, The International Library of Photography and National Geographic. He's photographed over 100 magazine cover stories for a wide variety of publications globally including National Geographic Magazine, the Washington Post Sunday Magazine and the front page of the New York Times.

His work as a Director and Director of Photography have earned Keith 3 Telly's and 2 Emmy nominations.