Karen works to bring innovative ideas and fundamental kindness to every project. She has won awards for photography, writing and community development. In 2018 Karen received the Global X Foundation Award for Innovation, in 2019 she was named the Digital Influencer of the Year at the Holland Press Awards, and in 2020 she was announced as a finalist in the NHB Awards for Entrepreneur of the Year.
Karen consults for individuals and creative businesses from start ups to well known brands and corporations such as Fujifilm, Lotus and PPHE Group, advising on all things from brand identity to community development.
Delivering cultural projects across Europe, Karen is experienced in working with museums and galleries, offering consultancy, developing exhibition spaces and education programmes, curating exhibitions, and collaborating with organisations such as The National Archive, English Heritage and Cambridge University.
Karen is the Creative Director of Shutter Hub, the UK based photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. She founded the organisation to create a supportive community for photographers and to provide a platform for the development of ideas and careers. More recently the organisation has launched Shutter Hub Editions, a small publishing house specialising in photobooks.
Karen acts as a juror and reviewer for many photography exhibitions, festivals and events. She also offers portfolio reviews for photographers through Shutter Hub.