Kimberly Mitchell

Staff Photographer

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.

Participating Sessions

Working Intersectionally – News & Documentary

Across the country, nonprofit newsrooms are springing up to fill a void in local reporting, with many of them turning to film and documentaries to expand their reach and reach audiences. Bringing together the filmmaker and the reporter to create locally based films of journalistic and artistic integrity that serve the public interest. This partnership, however, can also invite tension, bringing together approaches and standards from distinct disciplines. This session...