Reed Klass is an independent, emerging documentary photographer, videographer and visual journalist living and working in Washington D.C. by way of suburban Ohio and rural Montana.

Picture a Venn diagram composed of two sets: story-centric media and visual-centric media. Reed’s work exists at the intersection of these two sets.

Reed is a follower of Christ and his faith informs his work; to date he has trained his lens largely on marginalized people groups and social issues, both in the US and abroad. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of Montana, received second place in the 2018 US College Photographer of the Year competition and has been mentored by David Alan Harvey. His work has been reviewed and edited by industry professionals from TIME, Magnum and National Geographic. Ultimately Reed seeks to exhibit empathy for humanity through his work.

Reed is available internationally for assignments both journalistic and commercial.

reedklass@gmail.com | 1.614.557.3364


Accomplishments:

Participant / David Alan Harvey Mentorship Group 2019

Selected finalist / Hearst Multimedia One: Narrative Storytelling - Features 2019

Recipient / University of Montana Joe Durso Professional Project Fund 2019

Second place - Multimedia standalone / 73rd College Photographer of the Year Awards

Editor / Montana Native News Project 2018

Selected participant / Collective Quarterly Portfolio Showcase 2017, Chico Hot Springs

Selected finalist / Photographer's Forum Best of Photography Contest 2015

Exhibitor / Zootown Brew, Missoula, MT, 2019 / Photo series

Exhibitor / The Roxy Theater, Missoula, MT, 2018 / Short film

Exhibitor / The Public House, Missoula, MT, 2016 / Photos


Published:

Byline Magazine - On the Line, College in an Education Desert, Life is Harder than Combat

Charlotte Observer - Knights pitcher Michael Kopech top White Sox prospect

Charlotte Observer - She tried to keep her 99-year-old father from skydiving. He jumped anyway – happily.

Independent Record, MissoulianFrosted Fur: Race to the Sky competitors care for their canine counterparts

Independent Record, MissoulianMeet the mushers of the Race to the Sky backcountry sled dog race

ONFILM Magazine - River Nile Fishermen

Billings Gazette, MissoulianPrescribing Uncertainty

Shutterstock Custom - Talent meets inspiration: Videographers you should follow

VSCO The week's finest VSCO grid images

Oscillation Transia Film FestivalFeatured Artist Campaign

Once Wed - Composition 101, a digital course by Once Wed and Joy Thigpen

Artifact Uprising - Photography Essentials: The Rule of Thirds