Kate Fowler is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and educator from Richmond, Virginia, and currently serves as the Director of Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute. Before joining the Appalshop team, Kate worked for the Magnum Foundation as Program Coordinator of their Photography, Expanded initiative. During her time at Magnum Foundation, Kate co-organized and directed educational programming and events on documentary storytelling at the intersection of social justice and technology, including the third annual Photography, Expanded Symposium at Parsons The New School. Previously, Kate co-directed a series of photography workshops throughout Europe and New York City with the Italian school of photography, Spazio Labo’, and has lectured and co-taught workshops at Columbia’s School of Journalism, Virginia Military Institute, and at LOOK3: Festival of the Photograph. She holds a BFA in photography and filmmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University where she interned at LOOK3 and served as a facilitator during the Tasmeem Design Conference in Doha, Qatar.