In this episode of Beyond the Image, host James Patrick chats with ESPN The Magazine’s Director of photography, Karen Frank.

James and Karen discuss the success of their careers and the backgrounds that got them to where they are today.

Having a passion for painting and art as a child, Karen went on to study Fine Arts in school. Given the opportunity of working for a photo agency, she was tasked with selecting photos for certain projects and set a path forward. She worked with several publications before landing the position of Director of Photography with ESPN The Magazine.

In addition, the two chat about working in the sports industry as creative professionals, what goals Karen hopes to pursue as she furthers her career and what creative professionals need to know should they ever want to pitch to and work with ESPN The Magazine.

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