Colleen Harrison is a photojournalist and documentary photographer currently based out of southern Minnesota. Originally from Cleveland, she's always been fascinated by stories and the people and places that tell them. Growing up with her grandfather's old Pentax K1000, she found her own medium for telling stories.
After getting her degree in photography from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Colleen traveled to Europe and across the U.S. before interning for both The Saginaw News and The Bay City Times newspapers. Several of her photos from the duration of her internship have won awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Michigan Press Photographers Association, the Michigan Associated Press, and the Michigan Press Association.
After freelancing for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and The Battle Creek Enquirer, Colleen is now a staff photojournalist at The Albert Lea Tribune. She lives in Albert Lea with her behemoth of a dog and her judgmental cat, and is available for freelance work anywhere.