Mike Kane

Contributor

Mike is a Seattle-based photographer specializing in documentary, editorial and adventure/outdoors photojournalism and multimedia. He has been a staff photographer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and via the Hearst Newspapers Journalism Fellowship the San Antonio Express-News and the San Francisco Chronicle. His work includes coverage of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, drug cartel violence and prostitution along the U.S./Mexico border, street gangs, bike messengers, Latino immigration and, for the New York Times, the San Juan de Sabinas mine disaster in Coahuila, Mexico. He studied at the University of Texas in Austin and completed a master's photo project on armed civilian border militias operating on the Arizona/Mexico border. His fluency in Spanish has enabled him to deepen his coverage of many of the communities involved in these stories.