Over the past decade, Dakota Fine has been a full-time freelance photographer, journalist and filmmaker, with print work appearing in The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, The Post Express, DC Modern Luxury, Washington Life, and HRC’s Equality Magazine (and elsewhere). In 2015, he interned at the Washington Post and for 5 months worked in the newsroom with editors as a video-journalist, shooting and editing video for the publication's website.

In 2016, Dakota and his wife relocated to Southern California to start a family. In Los Angeles, Dakota has been producing short films and regularly going out on assignment as a photographer for publications, campaigns, and corporate clients.

Dakota’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (now a part of the National Gallery of Art) in Washington, D.C., and has received honors for his work from both DC Exposed and DC FOTOWEEK.

For years, Dakota worked closely with Brightest Young Things (a D.C. based popular culture and nightlife blog) on photostories, illustrating interviews with the likes of Noam Chomsky and Ian Mackaye.

Dakota received an MA in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, now part of the George Washington University in 2014. Years prior, Dakota also completed his undergrad and received a BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University.