Karen Arango is a Sarasota-based visual journalist commissioned by several local and national magazines and organizations. These include the following: the San Francisco Chronicle, Your Observer, Sarasota Magazine, The Community Foundation of Sarasota, Manatee Community Foundation, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, United Way Suncoast, Goodwill Manasota, Ringling College of Art and Design, and others. Her work focuses on collaborating with local non-profits to create visual stories that promote awareness of the community's social needs.
Karen earned a Digital Journalism Master's degree from the University of South Florida, a Photography and Imaging Bachelor's degree from Ringling College of Art and Design, and a photography certificate from the International Center of Photography. Karen is mainly interested in adopting her visual skills to impact her community and beyond positively.
Karen has exhibited her photography work internationally, her video "Faces of Goodwill" won a silver Telly Award, and local film festivals have featured her film, “Families Together."