A Kansas City native, Barrett Emke is a photographer, writer, and photography instructor. Holding a BFA from the University of Kansas, Emke works primarily in the documentary, portrait, and editorial fields. When not making pictures, he enjoys a cold beer, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, and swimming in the Ozarks during summertime.

Based in Kansas City.
+1 816-213-0639


Available for commissions worldwide.

Selected clients include:
Variety, People Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, The New York Times, TIME, NPR, Esquire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Al Jazeera America, & VICE.

Press & Publications
TIME's 51 Instagram Photographers of 2016
American Photography 31, 2015
Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2015
TIME's Top 100 Photos of 2014
Washington Post In Sight
Prison Photography
The United States (2003-2013), Mossless, 2014
I Was A Dream Of Myself, self-published, 2014
Various Photographs, Tiny Vices, 2008

All images © Barrett Emke 2017. All rights reserved.