photograph of Betty Udesen by Elizabeth Lowry

Betty Udesen is a pioneer in multi-media reporting that combines still images with field-recorded sounds and interviews. Her work in this burgeoning field has been recognized with two first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, and she is in demand as a university and workshop lecturer on the art of multi-media storytelling.

Udesen, working both for The Seattle Times and as an independent producer, has done projects in Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Central and South America, and Israel as well as in her hometown of Seattle; work that showcases a wide-ranging technique, and ability to portray complex situations with sensitivity and depth.

Among her many awards, she received a prestigious Lowell Thomas Gold and a First Place from the National Association of Black Journalists for her work on the AIDS pandemic in Africa.