Keith Lane studied environmental science, spent time teaching outdoor education in California and worked for an energy consultant NGO before touring the US—by bus—for a Masters of Science degree in environmental education. He then volunteered for a public policy NGO in a move that became an unexpected turning point. While working in Bangladesh, he began photographing flooded towns and villages. The storytelling tool struck a chord. Changing gears, he earned a graduate certificate at the renowned Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (Portland, Maine). Then, he set out to cover the complex socio-environmental issues he'd invested in as a student: war’s long aftermath; natural disaster; and conflict, both internal and international. His subjects have taken him to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, mine-infested fields of Cambodia and, eventually, a politically volatile Cairo, where he both taught at American University (Cairo) and photographed the city’s streets from the 2012 presidential elections to the new president’s ouster in 2013.

He is a member of Frontline Freelance Register, the National Press Photographers Association and holds credentials for the US Senate. He is based in Washington, DC and is available for assignments domestically and internationally.