Katy Haas is a documentary photographer and filmmaker from New Hampshire working independently and with Florentine Films. Her independent work explores the personal stories of how the economy and environment interact - from startup farms in New England and multi-generation family farms in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland. Her forthcoming projects focus on North Atlantic shipping and Icelandic whaling. She holds a bachelors degree from Smith College in American Studies and a certificate from Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She attended the Burren College of Art, where she later received an artist residency for her photographs of farms on Ireland's west coast. This work also brought her a residency at Bakery Photo Collective in Westbrook, Maine, and a grant from the Monica Flaherty Frassetto Fund. She has been involved with teaching photography at a variety of institutions in New York and New England, and is a founding board member of the LEAF Charter School.