Biography

Luke Sharrett is a photojournalist based in Louisville, Kentucky. He’s not great at writing about himself in the third person, so please bear with him.

Luke is considered one of the most accomplished, profound, prolific, prominent, and handsome photographers in the history of photojournalism, according to his mom.

His award-winning work (voted best photographer in his high school yearbook) has been featured prominently on his grandmother's refrigerator for many years. You may also have seen his photography  featured in the 2011 Sharrett family Christmas card. 

Previously, Luke worked on contract for The New York Times in Washington, DC where he covered The White House and frequently traveled onboard Air Force One during Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. 

Since then he's built working relationships with photo editors at National Geographic, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

When not meeting deadlines and making life easier for editors, he enjoys smoking meat, wrestling with his sons, and World War II re-enacting. 

Luke is a licensed FAA drone pilot.


Buy My Book

My memoir, Eye Contact: A Photojournalist's Search for Meaning and Manhood is now available for purchase. 


Select Published Works


Chasing a Mighty Relic of Yesteryear: Union Pacific 4014 for The New York Times

What I learned about masculinity and fatherhood from ‘The Simpsons’ for The Washington Post

In a Tiny Appalachian Village, a Beloved Festival Returns for The New York Times

The Searing Beauty, and Harsh Reality, of a Kentucky Tobacco Harvest for The New York Times

 'Ready! Go!': I Jumped Out Of A Vintage WWII Plane For D-Day for NPR

America’s 690 Mile-Long Yard Sale Entices a Nation of Deal Hunters for Bloomberg

A Nostalgic (if Isolating) Road Trip Along Route 66 for The New York Times

On Amtrak Trains, There Are Still Passengers for The New York Times

Celebrating the 'greatest generation': Re-enactment marks 100th birthday of WWII veteran for NBC News

Roswell’s Mysteries Are Life’s Mysteries for The New York Times



Photo by Bryan Lemon / Left Field Works

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