Zach Krahmer (b. 1991) is a self-taught photographer and video producer born in Portland, OR. Between 2009-13, he lived in Washington, DC where he studied International Development and worked as a photographer on Capitol Hill. Through independent projects he was able to visit ~30 countries in this time, hitchhiking across Africa, working with aboriginal issues in Australia and fighting forest fires in Nevada. Upon completing his degree, he was based out of Osh, Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia for a year. Since returning home to Portland, he has worked with a variety of advocacy groups to explore issues of identity and representation in his own backyard. He is interested in the way we relate to our state, our immediate environment and to one another. His work reaches a global audience and seeks to enable empathy towards unheard stories.