Kit Kittle is an award winning photographer and film director.

A native New Yorker, at the age of sixteen in 1972 he traveled with his sister to teach school in Gangtok, Sikkim, in the eastern Himalayas. An interest in Buddhism led him to study Sanskrit and philosophy at Benares Hindu University, in Varanasi, India, for his junior year in college. By the time he was 21, he had been around the world twice.

Kit's photographs of Varanasi were used as cover art and inside a book called Ways to Shiva, published by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1980.

Kit's photojournalistic book about the lives of oilfield workers, titled Roughnecks, was published in 1985. People magazine described this book as “full of pungent, unexpected pleasure and insight.”

Kit has just released a new book of photographs shot in the West Village of New York in the 1980's called Drag Queens, following a successful run on Kickstarter.

In 2014, his photography book Enlightenment was released.

Kit’s magazine work first appeared in Time Magazine in 1981. He photographed India for Air India, Antarctica for Life, Alaska for Travel & Leisure and Tahiti for Sofitel. He photographed more than fifty stories for the New York Times Travel Section.

Kit shoots for corporations, including American Express, Pricewaterhouse, General Atlantic and Princess Cruises.

Kit has also directed dozens of television commercials for clients including China Tourism, British Columbia Tourism, the Outdoor Life Network and the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. Kit has also directed and produced travel films for the tourist boards of Ireland, Bonaire, Venezuela and China, and his footage has appeared in commercials for ABC, AT&T, MCI, MTV, and Visa.

Kit brings expertise and calmness cultivated from 35 years of shooting all over the world.

Kit is married to Laurette Angsten, a home furnishings designer, and they have two grown sons. They live in Greenwich, Connecticut. Kit's photography studio is in a 140-year-old building in New York.

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