Katherine Bourbeau is a photographer, photography editor and teaching artist. As a photographer, she combines writing and images to explore the rich connections between thought, memory and what we see.

As a photography editor, she has worked for many national publications including LIFE and Time Magazines, Vanity Fair and the New York Times. She was the photography editor for The Century book (and television series) produced by Peter Jennings of ABC News, which covers the history of the 20th century in 400 rarely seen photographs. The book remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 45 weeks, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and received many positive reviews.

Bourbeau has studied photography with Emmet Gowin at Princeton University, at the Visual Studies Workshop and the International Center of Photography. In 2011, she was a resident artist at the Heliker LaHotan Foundation in the Cranberry Isles of Maine.

Bourbeau shares her love of photography as a teaching artist for middle and high school-level students in Manhattan, and also teaches adult photography workshops in camera technique, website design and digital media. Her recent work can be seen at