I’m a documentary photographer, filmmaker and producer currently based between Portland, Oregon and Bangalore, India. Previously I was in Chicago as a multimedia resident at the Chicago Tribune.
I received my Master’s degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University, where I also taught photojournalism and picture editing courses. I've worked with the Daily Herald newspaper in the suburbs of Chicago and am currently a producer at Blue Chalk Media in Portland.
As a perpetually curious person, I read endlessly and ask a lot of questions. Whether through images, audio, video, or writing—my aim is to promote critical thinking, understanding and respect. I'm most drawn to making work that examines how environmental and economic changes affect marginalized or indigenous communities. I've produced films for several NGOs that deal with issues related to women and children’s healthcare and education.
I am available for freelance assignments, editorial work, and multimedia projects — I love collaborating and I love to wander. Give me a shout:
brooke[at]brookeherbert.com | 312-493-2846 (US)