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ABOUT CATHERINE BAUKNIGHT

catherine_award_wwwWith myriad photo credits in Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek, People Magazine and her work often featured in The New York Times, USA Today and The Huffington Post, in 2014, Catherine Bauknight was honored with a Certificate of Recognition for her photographic coverage of the Tiananmen Square Massacre during the Art And Democracy Exhibit On the 25th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bauknight was one of only four photographers to witness and capture the extraordinary images of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Read her personal account HERE.

Her work was featured from May – July of 2014 at an exhibit at the Building Bridges Art Foundation Gallery at the historic Bergamot Train Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, California.

Often compared to the late Margaret Bourke-White, Bauknight was a protégé and friend of the legendary photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Their close relationship lasted from 1982 until his death in 1995 at age 97. Bauknight was one of the first women photojournalists in the South from outside of New York City to Atlanta and while based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many of her assignments were based on the “Old South” transitioning to the “New South” through economic growth and social integration. MORE