Katharine T Jacobs is a graduate of Oregon College of Art and Craft. Originally from the rural foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Katharine began her education at California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. There she learned to shoot with a large format camera and discovered Polaroid type 55 film. In 2007 she moved to Portland, purchased her own 4×5 camera and started photographing friends, family and countless strangers. Her focus in street photography and large format shooting would inspire her journey across the United States and the production of her largest body of work to date; American Strangers.

Katharine continues to use portraiture as a main focus in her work. In junction with multiple exposures and mixed media she uses the photograph as a vehicle and a reference point that empowers the viewer to interact with objects and items they may not have. Katharine Jacobs lives and works in Portland, Oregon and is inspired by her family and the nature of the Pacific Northwest.