Bio

Kalen Goodluck

(he/him)

Kalen Goodluck is a photographer and investigative journalist from and currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He covers Indigenous Affairs, public health, law enforcement and extremism.

Most recently, he was a contributing editor for High Country News, covering the pandemic in Indian Country on the Indigenous Affairs desk.

His reporting has been in High Country News, Pulitzer Center, National Geographic - Travel, Mother Jones, WIRED, NBC News, KCET, Off Assignment,  Bklyner, and Indian Country Today Media Network.

He's a proud member of photography collectives IndigenousPhotograph (formerly NativesPhotograph) and Diversify Photo collective.

In 2018, he received a a M.A. Journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (now Craig Newmark School of Journalism) and a B.A. in Human Rights at Bard College in 2016.

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.

Press:

"15 Contemporary Indigenous Photographers Whose Work You Should Know"

Buzzfeed

Nov. 25, 2020

Link

"KALEN GOODLUCK: THE STATES PROJECT: NORTH DAKOTA"

Lenscratch

Dec. 213, 2018

Interview link

"Native American Photographers Unite to Challenge Inaccurate Narratives"

NYTimes

May 1, 2018

Link

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