Born and raised in Hong Kong, the daughter of an American journalist, San Francisco-based photographer Catherine Karnow’s shoots for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, French & German GEO and other international publications. In 1994, she was the only non-Vietnamese photo-journalist to accompany General Giap on his historic first return to the forest encampment in the northern Vietnam highlands from which he plotted the battle of Dien Bien Phu. She also gained unprecedented access to Prince Charles for her 2006 National Geographic feature, “Not Your Typical Radical.”