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Desiree K.

Denver, CO, USA

$250 - $1000 / Day

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Top Services

  • Reporter / Journalist

  • Fixer

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

Equipment

Video

  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent

Audio

  • External recorder

About Desiree

I'm a Miwok investigative journalist and a proud member of the fourth estate. I like to use my skills to produce far flung or otherwise wildly inaccessible stories that might scare off others these days. I cut my teeth as a travel writer for a newspaper publishing group for a number of years prior to that. I'm one of the ones who went instead of from print to blog, I went from blog to print AND photos AND emerging medias AND, AND, AND. I believe a story needs to be engaging on as many levels as possible as I strive to do that with integrity. I'm a member of the Society for Environmental Journalists, the Native American Journalists Association, and the US Press Association.

Top Projects

  • Activists Call for Inclusion of Rights of Indigenous Peoples in UN Climate Agreement

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    Renowned indigenous leaders, activists, and their allies gathered along the banks of Bassin de la Villette, Paris’s largest man-made lake, as 25 Indigenous activists from North and South America formed a canoe flotilla on the lake and to sign and ratify an international treaty.

  • CLCLT - Misappropriating Native American Culture is not Entertainment

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • Reporter / Journalist

    Interviewed community members from the local electronic dance music scene and investigated a party using Native American religious regalia as costuming.

  • VICE NEWS -- Cursed By Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation

    • Fixer

    Worked on story development with the NYC Vice team and once they arrived on site I ensured the people and places needed to make this story reporting a success were where and who they were supposed to be. I also gained the crew access to otherwise inaccessible interviewees due to the closed and sensitive nature of the community and location.

  • After detention & abuse, immigrants find lifesaving support in an unexpected place

    • Reporter / Journalist

    Three years ago, Juan Jose Antonio Deras, 35, an undocumented immigrant man who arrived in the United States as an 11 year old, walked into the Denver Contract Detention Facility in Aurora, Colorado. But on July 24, 2015, he left in a wheelchair.

  • IN PRODUCTION -- Coal Ash Chronicles

    • Documentary DP
    • Fixer

    Made sure the assigned shots and interviews needed, primarily in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Texas, for this documentary that needed to be done got done. Coordinated film-maker/director and camera operators needs between them and conducted as needed field production in other locations.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Fixer

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Documentary DP
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Sound Mixer
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Desiree's Clients

  • Vice News
  • ShadowProof
  • Earth Island

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