Kalen Goodluck is a photographer and journalist from Albuquerque, New Mexico, now based in New York City. He is currently a contributing editor for High Country News, covering the pandemic in Indian Country.

He's a proud member of photography collectives NativesPhotograph and Diversify Collective.

Kalen was a fellow for HCN on the Indigenous Affairs desk; interned as a journalist in NBC's Investigative Unit; and an editorial intern at the Investigative Fund (now called Type Investigations).

He attended the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (now Craig Newmark School of Journalism) in pursuit of a M.A. Journalism. He received a degree in a B.A. in Human Rights at Bard College.

Kalen comes from the Diné (Navajo), Mandan, Hidatsa, and Tsimshian tribes and is a tribal member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

Portrait by photographer and friend Stephen Joyce.

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