2014 Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

KathrynBoydBatstone_Portrait-croppedKathryn Boyd-Batstone, University of Oregon, is the winner of the Bob Baxter Scholarship.

“On Nov. 29, 2013, I published, in the The San Francisco Chronicle, a multimedia piece called, “Girl, 16, Crushes Competition in Monster Trucks and Math”. It was about a 16 year-old competitive, monster truck driver.

• National Public Radio published my photos of singer Aaradhna for an Oregon Public Broadcasting Music Session.

• Fall 2013, one of my photographs was included in the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum for The Past, Present and Future of Nature Photography exhibit, a series of images by recent North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) scholarship winners.

• Summer 2013, I was an intern at Oregon Public Broadcasting doing multimedia work as part of the Snowden Scholarship, I filmed and edited videos and took photographs for the News Department, Arts & Life, OPB Music, and radio show “Think Out Loud”, an environmental restoration company in Southern California called Tidal Influence as a Designer and Photographer for their work and events.

• Summer 2011, Public Broadcasting Station: Roadtrip Nation, I edited, logged, and organized footage for the PBS program Roadtrip Nation.”

Career Goals

“As a photographer and videographer, I am drawn to find individuals with captivating stories and to share their stories with the world. It’s how I learn about myself and how I comprehend life in general. I am especially drawn to stories with social or environmental impact. There is an interview with videographer, Anson Fogel, in which he says that he is compelled to tell stories. I feel that way as well. I love discovering what motivates people, what makes them completely unique; but also what connects them to every other human being. Through photography and multimedia I can give voice to those people and share their stories with the others. I hope to pursue a career where I can produce multimedia work with a strong human-interest element to push awareness about a social or environmental issue.”

All images in this portfolio are copyright Kathryn Boyd-Batstone and are used here by permission. No picture may be used elsewhere without her permission.



 “Family Ranch”


Single pictures not part of a story.



The First Drop: The Story of Kayaking Celestial Falls

Videographer and editor.



Screen-Shot-2014-03-02-at-2.14.58-PMMonster Truck Girl

Videographer and editor.