Tracie Van Auken is a freelance photographer living in West Philadelphia.
She is a New Jersey native and received a masters in photojournalism from Ohio University and a bachelors in film from the University of Southern California. Before settling in Philadelphia she worked as a newspaper and magazine photographer in South Florida. A nomad at heart, she's also called Arizona, Paris, and Italy home.
When not behind the camera, she is an avid learner of languages- currently studying Arabic and sharpening her skills in French and Italian. She loves running the green parts of the city, particularly Wissahickon Park, and discovering the city's hidden places