Dakota Fine is a photo/video journalist and documentarian with more than a decade of story-telling experience in both stills and video. Since completing a masters degree in photojournalism from GW’s Corcoran School, Dakota has worked for the Washington Post as a video-journalist, made short films for the Robertson Enterprise Development Fund, and served as Director of Photography for AEG’s concert division, producing content for Goldenvoice. Awarded by FOTOWEEK, in 2017, Dakota’s photography was exhibited at SXSW. Past clients include National Geographic, Travel Channel, The Washington Post and the Human Rights Campaign.
Over the past decade, Dakota's print work has appeared in local DC publications The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, DC Modern Luxury, Washington Life, and the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Magazine, as well as national publications such as Travel and Leisure, High Country News, The Real Deal, and Yamaha All Access.
Among Dakota's many passion projects, for years, he 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.
In 2016, Dakota and his wife relocated to Southern California, and in 2017 welcomed a baby boy. In Los Angeles, Dakota has been writing and producing short films, creating web-based multimedia content for online distribution, and regularly going out on assignment as a photographer and videographer for publications, political and advertising campaigns, and corporate clients.
Dakota’s work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (now a part of the National Gallery of Art) in Washington, D.C., and has received honors from both DC Exposed and DC FOTOWEEK.