Karen Ballard is an award-winning photographer, working as both a photojournalist covering major news stories around the world from The White House to Baghdad, and as a unit photographer on major motion pictures ranging from the James Bond film Quantum of Solace to the recent Mark Wahlberg movie Patriots Day. In 2005, Karen made her feature debut when director Steven Spielberg hired her for his epic film Munich. In 2009, she was one of the principal photographers for the Inauguration of Barack Obama, shooting the dramatic moment when Obama took the Presidential oath of office for the first time. Ballard’s photos have been published worldwide in numerous major newspapers and magazines such as Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Paris Match, The New York Times Sunday Magazine among others. (Photo shot in Venice, CA, USA, 2014. Photo sponsor: Kirk Walston.)

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