Karen Kasmauski: Photographing death and disease
Karen Kasmauski is not a war photographer. Yet she has seen death close up in more countries than she can count.
Describing herself as a storyteller with a camera, Kasmauski has reported on global health issues for magazines including National Geographic.
The American photographer, born to a Japanese mother, told the BBC why she hoped her stories on disease and death would help raise awareness and relieve the suffering.
Produced by the BBC's Thomas Sparrow; filmed and edited by Peter Murtaugh. Photos courtesy of Karen Kasmauski.
First Person is a series of video features published every Monday on the BBC News website which tell the stories of unique individuals from all walks of life in their own words.
07 Oct 2013