K Patrick is a San Francisco Bay Area attorney and photographer specializing in travel photography with an emphasis on climate refugees. His educational background in environmental policy, environmental economics, and environmental law afforded K Patrick the opportunity to study the complex and interconnected systems that displace people as a result of climate change. Before attending law school, K Patrick spent a month volunteering in a small Himalayan village in Nepal. It was there that he first witnessed that entire communities depend on a delicately balanced natural environment.
After practicing public and environmental law for several years, K Patrick felt unfulfilled in his professional life. He left his career in the private sector and embarked on a year and a half long journey through twenty countries across six continents. It was during this time that he began to photograph climate refugees and other vulnerable populations.
For twenty years, K Patrick has traveled extensively throughout the developing world documenting climate refugees and the increasingly changing environment.
Through his photography, K Patrick is committed to increasing awareness of this relatively unknown, but increasingly important, global issue. When not documenting climate refugees, K Patrick collaborates with international organizations that provide short and long term assistance to refugees, including those displaced by climate change. Twenty-five percent of the sales from K Patrick Photography’s prints is donated to help fund these organizations’ field work.
K Patrick spends his downtime with his wife, Amy, and dogs, Havoc and Mayhem.