Detroit Free Press
Kimberly Mitchell is a Detroit-based photojournalist and filmmaker. She has worked at the Detroit Free Press since 2005, where she developed a strong commitment to creating socio-economic change through dynamic storytelling. Dedicated to covering local issues in metro Detroit, she has documented the passing of civil rights activist Rosa Parks and Motown legend Aretha Franklin, Michigan prison neglect and the abandonment of inmates, Super Bowl XL nightlife, rare diseases like Progeria, and homelessness affecting children. She has been the recipient of several National Press Photographers Association, Michigan Press Photographers Association, and Associated Press awards, including the Barry Edmonds Michigan Understanding Award in 2011, runner-up Michigan Photographer of the Year in 2006, Society of Professional Journalists’ Young Journalist of the Year finalist. The Michigan Emmy nomination reflects her commitment to community-rooted journalism. She hopes to honestly reflect the people, events and moments that have defined the community through her photography.