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Kate Way is a critical educator, photographer, and documentary filmmaker based in western Massachusetts.
Kate Way is a popular and critical educator, photographer, and documentary filmmaker based in western Massachusetts. Her interests lie in the intersection of media literacy, public policy and education, and social and economic justice. As a high school English teacher for almost twenty years, Kate worked with students to use media arts as tools of literacy development and social change. She is now a Lecturer in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Director of the Visual Literacy Project, a documentary photography program for secondary students and educators. She also teaches Photography at Bard Microcollege in Holyoke, MA, a non-traditional college for women whose education has been interrupted by social and economic challenges. Stop Time is Kate’s second major documentary film project. Her first film, G is for Gun, explored the highly controversial topic of K-12 schools arming teachers – it was nationally broadcast on the WORLD Channel in 2018 and was chosen to headline the Meet the Press Festival in Washington, D.C. the same year. Kate’s still photography has been collected, published, and exhibited widely.