Ms. Jamie E. Cotten
Jamie Cotten is a freelance photographer, specializing in candid portraiture and social issues.
Her work has appeared in The Denver Post, Colorado Life Magazine, and Law Week Colorado, among other publications.
She’s also volunteered her photo services for the nonprofit organization PEACE Mexico, shooting staff portraits and documenting PEACE’s involvement in its local community throughout Nayarit, Mexico.
“It’s amazing to see the way people open up to freelance photographer Jamie Cotten,” says Colorado Life Magazine staff writer, Matt Masich. “Her genuine and irrepressible affection for other people puts her photo subjects at ease, letting her capture them as they truly are in unguarded moments.”
Jamie studied fine art photography at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York before returning to her native Colorado where she graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts in photojournalism and international business.
Upon graduating in 2010, Jamie worked at Law Week Colorado, a newspaper launched eight years prior, as the paper’s first staff photographer.
Twice the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awarded Jamie first place in feature photography – once for her photo story on Burmese refugees in Colorado struggling to navigate the complicated U.S. legal system, and once for her story on an inspirational boxing coach.
She was also recognized by SPJ for feature writing on her story of a quadriplegic father, Adam Scaturro, which she photographed as well.
“My ultimate goal as a journalist it to help people relate to one another,” Jamie says.
Jamie lives in Englewood with her husband, Denver Post photojournalist Craig F. Walker, and their 7--‐month--‐old son, Quinn.