Photographer Catherine King grew up in South Louisiana and moved to Manhattan in 1982, planning to work there for no more than five years. Thirty years later (filled with numerous trips between the Big Apple and the Big Easy), she returned home and now lives in New Orleans and on Cape Cod.
Her current project, “Terrible Love,” references the Deep South of her childhood—small towns and urban neighborhoods that are little changed since the 1970’s.
King’s work has been exhibited in group shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Lincoln, MA), Magnum Photos (Milk Studios/New York and Barcelona), the New Orleans Photo Alliance, the Provincetown Art Association Museum and the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA). Most recently, her work was shown at Femme Fest 2017 at the Jazz & Heritage Gallery in New Orleans.
She is a recipient of The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Community Partnership Grant 2017-2018 for Archive Documentation (Photography).
She has taken New Orleans concert and festival photos for WWOZ 90.7 FM and for French Quarter Festivals, Inc. She also photographs New Orleans artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, executives, and local personalities for the It's New Orleans radio shows and podcasts.
She has studied photography with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb since 2009.