Reed Klass is a documentary photographer, videographer and journalist living and working in Washington D.C. by way of Ohio and Montana. He strives to make work that meshes storytelling and beauty.

To date Reed has largely covered 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 his work has been reviewed and edited by industry professionals from TIME, Magnum and National Geographic. Ultimately he seeks to exhibit empathy for humanity through his storytelling.

Reed is available internationally for assignments both journalistic and commercial. | 1.614.557.3364


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


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

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Independent Record, Missoulian - Frosted Fur: Race to the Sky competitors care for their canine counterparts

Independent Record, Missoulian - Meet the mushers of the Race to the Sky backcountry sled dog race

ONFILM Magazine - River Nile Fishermen

Billings Gazette, Missoulian - Prescribing Uncertainty

Shutterstock Custom - Talent meets inspiration: Videographers you should follow

VSCO The week's finest VSCO grid images

Oscillation Transia Film Festival - Featured Artist Campaign

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

Artifact Uprising - Photography Essentials: The Rule of Thirds