Kari Rowe

Turtle Mountain Ojibwe, Oglala Lakota / Fort Peck

Born 1986, Seattle, Washington

Kari Rowe may stand at only 5’3″ but the energy she brings into any room makes her seem to stand taller than most grown men. She is a natural born artist, driven to create moments in time. She exudes beauty behind a lens, and truly creates experiences through photography. With mixed Indigenous and Irish roots, Kari is comfortably nomadic, traveling the world as a commercial photographer, art director, and Indigenous activist. She has created global campaigns, worked with some of the most respected brands in the world, and received international acclaim for her photography. Passionate about contributing her visual direction and creative services to help Native businesses, she dedicates time to work with small businesses and artists, helps tell personal stories for Indigenous people, participates in Native led events, and documents untold stories of modern Indigenous people.

Image created on October 27th, 2016, in North Dakota on the unceded territory of Standing Rock Sioux. Water protectors taking a stand against police in an effort to protect our Unci Maka.