Kristin Giordano is an American photographer living in Doha, Qatar.
Her work has been exhibited at the Helm Gallery, Platform Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson; Metroform Ltd. gallery; Blackwater Café, the Panel Gallery; and the gallery at the historic Hotel Congress. She was an organizer and participant in the famous Hotshoe Salon in Tucson AZ for 5 years, and was a member of the Flashflood Artist’s Cooperative. Her work is represented by Getty, Photonations, and Alamy, and online at, and is in many private and public collections.
Awards include print sponsorship from the Photographic Center NW, PostPicasso’s best in show for Interpreting Spirituality, a Tucson-Pima Arts council travel grant to Senegal and a first place 2009 Society of Professional Journalism award for her photo essay, “Far From Home,” published in the March 2009 issue of City Arts Tacoma. Publications include Harvard Design, Woodstock Quarterly, you are here, and numerous book covers and calendars.  Her artwork was also selected for 2 high profile portable works acquisitions in the Pacific Northwest; the Tacoma Power Portable Works Collection, and Pierce County Arts Collection, 2007. She served as staff photographer for the Tucson Weekly for 5 years, and contributed to a previous retail column at City Arts magazine. 

Recent Articles


Walkabout: Gig Harbor

Historic Gig Harbor Photos and Text by Kristin Giordano Only twenty minutes from Tacoma, this commercial district is nestled into the shore of the picturesque harbor, full of sailboats and surrounded by enviable waterfront mansions. City leaders...

Walkabout: Ruston/Point Defiance

Ruston/Point Defiance Text and photos by Kristin Giordano Known for its small-town feel and antique shops, the Ruston commercial district is now the focus of an ambitious plan to reenvision the waterfront, including building a new park, a hotel,...

Walkabout: The Gulch

The Gulch/Bridge District Text and photos by Kristin Giordano Arguably the quaintest commercial district in north Tacoma, this area is officially nameless. Residents call it “The Gulch,” in honor of the green gully that runs through the middle....

Walkabout: Garfield District

Garfield Street is the commercial heart of Pacific Lutheran University. This is another Tacoma area that’s seen a lot of improvement in recent years, especially with the completion of Garfield Commons in 2006. Serving mostly PLU students, this is a...

Walkabout: Tacoma Dome District

Tacoma Dome District The Tacoma Dome district is the city’s transportation hub: light rail, Sounder, Amtrak and Greyhound buses all converge here. “The Link has been a real boon for the neighborhood,” says photographer Rick Semple, who owns...

Walkabout: Proctor District

Proctor District is a popular shopping area in the heart of the North End at the crossroads of Proctor and 26th Street. “You always run into someone you know,” says Olivier Soustelle, a fine art and antiques appraiser who does business with...

Walkabout: Old Town

Old Town Located just up the Schuster parkway from downtown, Old Town is a sleepy district with a small-town feel to it. Indeed, this is where the first European settlers in the area made their homes. “This is the smallest town within Tacoma,”...

Walkabout: Hilltop

Ethnically diverse, the historic Hilltop neighborhood, overlooking Commencement Bay and downtown Tacoma, was once notorious for its gangs. Now, this area which centers around Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and offers epic views of Mt. Rainier, is...