Kate Medley is a photojournalist and filmmaker of food culture based in Durham, North Carolina. As a documentarian for Whole Foods, Medley travels the East Coast capturing the stories of the farms and producers that supply the grocery store. As a filmmaker with the Southern Foodways Alliance, Medley has created documentary film projects that explore Southern culture through stories about food. The Counter Histories series, produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, documents lunch counter sit-ins across the South, and the A Spoken Dish series captures and celebrates the diverse food culture across the region. Medley received her bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Montana and her master’s in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. She has worked as a photojournalist for newspapers across the South, including the Charlotte Observer and the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and as a lead contributor to The New York Times.