Casey Atkins was born in the United States and spent her early years on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She subsequently lived half her life overseas in a variety of different countries from Peru to Germany to China. She studied photography at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine and completed her masters in photojournalism at Boston University.
Casey currently works in the Boston area as a freelance photographer and filmmaker. She also occasionally teaches visual journalism classes at Boston University. She is a member of both the Boston Press Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Association, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers.
Casey is also a director of Women's Worth, Inc., a nonprofit which provides business skills training to low-income women in Nicaragua. Casey first visited Nicaragua in 2015, when she began working with women entrepreneurs. She was inspired by her experience and has returned each year to continue working in the country.
Clients include: Broad Institute | Harvard University | Boston University | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Tufts University | Merrimack College | Groton School | Duke Divinity School | Boathouse Group | Boston After School and Beyond | People Helping People Global | Strong Women, Strong Girls | City Year | New England Innocence Project | The Christian Science Monitor | New York Daily News | Boston Herald | Agence France-Presse | Nature | Leeuwarder Courant | Gatehouse Media | North of Boston Business | Business Travel News