Brian Kaufman Profile PictureBrian Kaufman is a visual journalist and wilderness photographer based in the Great Lakes region. As Executive Video Producer at the Detroit Free Press, Kaufman bridges the gap between video journalism and documentary film. His work has been recognized with a Pulitzer Prize, three National Emmy Awards and a nomination in the craft category of Nature and Wildlife Cinematography. Kaufman’s film “Coldwater Kitchen,” which premiered at DOC NYC, won a James Beard Media Award in 2023. The film “12th and Clairmont,” which Kaufman directed and edited, was called “illuminating and innovatively crafted” by Variety Magazine. Passionate about teaching, Kaufman has coached visual storytelling workshops throughout the country and has been instrumental in spreading the craft of video journalism across the newspaper industry.