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Thai tourist brings in the new year in front of the Tha Phae Gate (ancient city gate) in Chiang Mai, Thailand just hours before ushering in a new year that would prove to be even more difficult for Thailand.

Katherine Kiviat is an award winning documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2007, Kiviat published her first book Women Of Courage: Intimate Stories from Afghanistan with International T.V Journalist, Scott Heidler. She has covered diverse subjects including American Gypsies, the first democratic Afghan election, refugees in Pakistan, and Palestinian elections that brought Hamas to power.

Kiviat has worked for numerous international publications, including Vanity Fair, Fortune, Time, Forbes, Newsweek, Business Week, and The New York Times Magazine.

Awards 2008 px3 Documentary Book - People's Choice Award 3rd Place

2008 px3 Pro Book Honorable Mention

2007 Book of the Year: EDITOR'S CHOICE NON-FICTION

Foreward Magazine

Finalist for the National BestBooks 2008

2004 Short-listed for the Fifty Crows International Photo Award

2002 Women in Photojournalism "Definig Moments" at NPPA exhibit in San Diego, CA.