Photo by Adriane Ohanesian.

Photo by Adriane Ohanesian.


Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin is a documentary photographer interested in the interplay between identity and place particularly within the context of migration and statelessness. 



Mackenzie’s work often seeks to explore our notions of home and what it means to leave it - what is left behind and what is formed anew.

His work has been exhibited at FotoDC, Washington D.C.’s annual photography festival, as well as The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. His stories have been published in print and online in Time, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, Die Zeit, and Al Jazeera Magazine among others.


Mackenzie studied geopolitics and ecology at Dartmouth College in the United States, and graduated with a major in Human Geography and a minor in Biology.

He speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently, Mandarin and French proficiently, and can keep himself fed using Arabic.

He is currently based out of Nairobi, Kenya and working worldwide.

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