CHASE CASTOR 417.440.0461

Chase Castor is a documentary and portrait photographer from the Midwest, based in Kansas City, Missouri. He has a BS in Electronic Arts from Missouri State University where he studied capturing, editing and producing audio and visual media.

He takes a documentary approach, capturing events as they unfold. For portraits he has experience in the studio and in the field, specializing in environmental portraits. 

Chase is a freelance photojournalist and contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed News, HuffPost, Vice, and local publications and news outlets. 

Commercial photography clients include Hallmark Cards, Google Fiber, Advil, Rush Wade, RW2, Native Digital, Trulia, San Jose Tourism, Kansas City Public Library, Powell Gardens, Overland Park Kansas Tourism, Summerhouse Films and more; where Chase contributed portraits, headshots, and photography for client's social media content libraries. 

Selected Tearsheets

New York Times: Kansas Abortion Vote Tests Political Energy in Post-Roe America

New York Times: In Kansas, Support for Abortion Rights Didn’t Just Come From the Usual Places

New York Times: Eric Greitens’s Turbulent Political Career Stands on the Brink

New York Times: A Month of Shootings, One on Top of Another

Los Angeles Times: First gay mayor in U.S. didn't expect to be LGBTQ rights icon.

New York Times: Vulnerable to the Virus, High-Risk Americans Feel Pain as the U.S. Moves On

New York TimesA car a minute used to flow through here, but chaos now reigns

The Washington Post:  A recipe for fighting climate change and feeding the world. Kernza perennial grain

BuzzFeed News: Police Departments Are Making Their Own “Cops” Videos Counteracting Police Brutality Depicted On Social Media

DIE ZEIT: Lincoln Kansas Must Grow to Survive. (print pdf here)

New York Times: Skateboarding's Cardinal Rule: Dare to Be You.

Vice: This is What Living on Minimum Wage Looks Like

New York Times: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland Browns AFL Championship NFL tailgating

Kansas City Magazine: The Harrison St. DIY Skatepark(print layout)

It's Nice That feature: Our Lady of Perpetual Labor

New York Times: KC Mayor Quinton Lucas' response to the Surfside collapse

Ain't-Bad: Our Lady of Perpetual Labor: Fight for $15 work

HuffPostMay Rent Is Due, And Hundreds Of Thousands Of Tenants Are Going On Strike

New York Times: The National Media Mob Descends on Iowa

The Pitch: Bringing the Underground to light at Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum

The Pitch: Streetside at The Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Victory Parade

New York Times: You Want to Feed the Hungry? Lovely. Let’s See Your Permit. (print tearsheet)

Ain't-Bad: We're Here if You Need Us Feature

Musée Magazine: We're Here if You Need Us 

VICE: Fight  for 15 Protest in Kansas City

VICE: Fast Food Workers’ Protest Against Trump’s Labor Pick 

VICE: Eliminate Food Deserts in Kansas City 

The Pitch: Pat Clarke Hoops at Night

The Pitch: John’s Space Age Donuts

KCPT Flatland: To Preserve the Species, Eat It

KCPT Flatland: Coming To PeaceConception Abbey Retains Quietude Even After 2002 Murders

KCPT Flatland: Outcry Over Immigration Ban Spans The Weekend In KC

KCPT Flatland: The Hero's Journey 

iGNANT: 'For the Larks'

QRO Magazine: Brian Wilson: Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour 

QRO Magazine: Eaux Claires Music Festival 2015 

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