About Visual MN

We are an organization of visual storytellers who live and/or work in Minnesota. The objective of Visual MN is to promote and encourage communication among Minnesota visual storytellers while protecting their interests and welfare.

Code of Ethics

As members of Visual MN, we agree to the following code of ethics while working professionally:


  • Altering the content of documentary works (photographs, multimedia and video) through technology is prohibited. This policy does not apply to improving the technical quality of a visual product; it’s acceptable to dodge and/or burn areas and to correct technical defects in a photo (such as minor dust spots) as long as the work’s content is not changed.
  • Documentary works are never “set up” or “staged” (does not apply to studio work or stylized portrait pieces). The visual journalist never intentionally changes or the influences the environment or events.
  • The visual journalist seeks to authentically tell the story as it unfolds; not to enter a situation with stereotypes or preconceived notions about what the story will be.
  • Subjects and fellow journalists will be treated with respect and dignity at all times and in all situations.




hannah1Hannah Foslien, Freelance

Hannah Foslien is excited about her current role within Visual MN. She brings an enthusiasm for visual storytelling. She looks forward to the opportunity to bring together people and starting discussions on the industry. Over the past couple years, Hannah has served the organization as the Social Events Coordinator.

Hannah is a documentary photographer that specializes in sports. After getting her Bachelors Degree in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute of Photography, she started her career with the Minnesota Twins. Currently she is a full-time freelancer with a client list that includes Getty Images and the Associated Press.

Vice President

Courtney Perry, Freelancecourtney1

Courtney Perry is a freelance photojournalist based in Minneapolis, MN.  Formerly a staff photographer at the Dallas Morning News, she now does work for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio, USA Today, Chronicle of Higher Education, and more.  In her non-photo life, Courtney teaches yoga and hopes to become a beekeeper.  She has 1 husband, 3 step kids, and 2 dogs.


Kyndell Harkness, Star Tribunekyndell1

Kyndell Harkness has been a photographer for the Star Tribune for more than a decade. She also loves volunteering her time helping people, young and old, who have an interest in our craft.  She has taught at an annual journalism camp for 10 years and was the former president of Minnesota News Photographer’s Association for several years.