Kate received the Bernice Abbott Prize for 2008. She was selected a winner of Hey, Hot shot! and American Photography 24. She has been exhibited at Jen Bekman Gallery, NY Noordlicht Photo festival, Photographic Center Northwest and Chelsea Art Museum NY among others. Her editorial work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Trace, Grazia, Interview, Artnet.com, Vision, Arena, Vibe, Spin, Marie Claire, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, Tokion among others. Besides her fashion photography, since 2000, Kate Orne has worked among the neediest people in Afghanistan and Pakistan, using photography as a tool to fight against indentured slavery and for the wellbeing of women, children, and animals. She was the first photographer to gain access to document brothels in Pakistan. Her commitment to social causes has become the defining part of her life as an artist.