Photo of Keith Jenkins

Keith Jenkins is a director of photography at National Geographic where he oversees the Society’s online photographic presence and staff.  Previously, he served as the Supervising Senior Producer for Multimedia at  In this role, Keith lead a team of photo editors, videographers and multimedia producers in shaping the editorial vision of NPR's online content.  Prior to joining NPR, he spent 13 years at The Washington Post, where he was a staff photographer, photography editor, and Deputy Assistant Managing Editor for Photo. He also was the first photography director at and AOL.  He began his photography career working for the graphic designer Dietmar R. Winkler, and spent five years as a staff photographer for The Boston Globe.

Jenkins is a distinguished speaker on photography and multimedia.  He has lectured at The New England School of Photography, The Rhode Island School of Design, The Poynter Institute, Ohio University, Syracuse University, George Washington University, American University, The University of Miami, and the American Press Institute. In 2012, Jenkins served as jury chair for World Press Photo's Multimedia contest.

He has won numerous prizes, including awards from the National Press Photographer's Association, The University of Missouri, the Society of News Design, the Society of Publication Designers, The National Association of Black Journalists, and the Art Director's Clubs of New York, Boston, and Washington. In  2007 Jenkins was the photo editor for The Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning series on Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In 2011 he received an Emmy as a senior producer on NPR Music's 'Project Song - Moby'.

Jenkins has a law degree from Boston University.