Karina Wetherbee has been a photographer for over 35 years, having undertaken numerous photography assignments, including representing the National Repertory Orchestra as the Official Photographer on the orchestra’s tour to the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea; Official Photographer for Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia on a tour to Europe; and Official Photographer for the Fitness Convention for the International Dance and Exercise Association.
Karina has done extensive portrait work for families and individuals, as well as for people seeking official head shots. Her real passion lies in recording the beauty of her natural surroundings. She has many art prints available for selection.
She completed a series of photos commissioned by The Ohio State University for their “Pollinatarium”, an exhibit seeking to educate people about the importance of pollinators in the ecosystem. She also provided the photography for and designed the brochures for The Ohio State University Entomology Dept.
In addition to her work as a photographer, Karina is the author of two books, a memoir of her father’s childhood in World War II, The Minefield of Memories and Stella and the Golden Crystal, a young adult fantasy. She is currently working on several other projects, including a novel spanning nearly 100 years of Colorado’s pivotal prospecting and mining days, and a novel based on the true story of the impactful and beloved WWII song, Lili Marlene.
For many years, Karina was a regular book review columnist for The Summit Daily and The Vail Daily newspapers, and contributed articles and photographs to Holistic Parenting Magazine.
Karina also paints watercolors, makes jewelry, and weaves Rya Rugs.