Keely Kernan is an award-winning freelance photographer and filmmaker who grew up in the Appalachian mountains of southern Pennsylvania. She has traveled extensively both nationally and internationally to produce work for a variety of media outlets and non-­profits. Her work focuses on topics such as the environment, the natural resources that we use daily, globalization, identity, and community. Her work also explores the construction of identity and how our external landscapes shape and transform us.

In 2013 Kernan moved back to the rolling mountains of Appalachia and started producing a feature film entitled, In the Hills and Hollows, a documentary about the massive natural gas boom in West Virginia and the boom and bust history of coal. The film premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2017.


Available for commissioned work / 717-552-3072  

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