Who We Are

Watercolor by Megan Smith

Rooted12 serves as an outlet for up-and-coming photographers, showcasing emerging talent with a focus on documenting the Midwest. With an emphasis on the art of visual storytelling, Rooted12 publishes essays and single images twice a year that capture life in the 12 central-most states in the U.S.: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.