Ellen Jaskol, has been a photojournalist for 27 years. Prior to starting her own photography business in 2009, she was staff photographer for 17 years at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and nine years at the Lost Angeles Times. She has won numerous local and national awards for her photography, including two Pulitzer Prizes while at the Rocky Mountain News, where she was also Photographer of the Year in 2008. Her work has taken her to Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, and Cambodia, and now, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan in 2010 and 2011 for Central Asia Institute. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from UCLA.
She lives in Denver with her husband, Steve Katich, and their two dogs. Steve has two grown daughters: Helen is a student at CU Boulder and Alexandra lives and works in New York City.