LEE KLAFCZYNSKI (they/them)
Lee is a freelance photojournalist based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
They are proud to be a former staff photographer at The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com. They graduated from Kent State University in May 2015 with a B.S. in Visual Journalism, with concentration in photojournalism.
Lee is captivated by and has a great love of people. They have a passion for telling stories through portraiture, sports features, and writing; but enjoy exploring all forms of storytelling.
Their recent work has been published in The New York Times, ESPN, LA Times, The Boston Globe and IndyStar.
They were recognized by the Hearst Journalism Awards Program in 2015 earning Third Place in the National Photojournalism Championship working on a short-term project about gentrification in San Francisco. They've also been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, NPPA, Ohio News Photographers Association, Indiana News Photographers Association and CPOY.
If not photographing, they can be found watching Harry Potter or walking their Beabull, Ruby.
Lee is available for work across the Midwest.