About

Stephanie Sinclair (American, b. 1973) is known for gaining unique access to the most sensitive gender and human rights issues around the world. She has documented the defining conflicts of the past decade with a fearless persistence. Her widely published images of the occupation of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan refute characterizations of violence in anything but human terms.

Although she has covered the dramatic events of war, many of Ms. Sinclair’s most arresting works confront the everyday brutality faced by young girls around the world. Her studies of domestic life in developing countries and the United States bring into sharp relief the physical and emotional tolls that entrenched social conventions can take on those most vulnerable to abuse.

Ms. Sinclair’s images mark an exchange of trust and compassion. But by consenting to be photographed at their most vulnerable, the people depicted in these images also demonstrate a rare bravery.

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4 May 2018

NPR: Abducted By Boko Haram, Now Posing With Lady Liberty In Times Square

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NPR: Abducted By Boko Haram, Now Posing With Lady Liberty In Times Square

This March, the nonprofit I founded, Too Young to Wed, brought Hauwa and Ya Kaka, two incredible young women from Nigeria — featured in the NYT Sunday Review story Child, Bride, Mother: Nigeria — to the U.S. to advocate for themselves and the thousands of other girls like them. We made the decision to bring […]

6 Apr 2018

A Year of Firsts, Filled with Love

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A Year of Firsts, Filled with Love

Every parent celebrates their child’s firsts: first birthday, first haircut, first words, first day of school. My husband, Bryan, and I are no different – except that as adoptive parents, we’ve crammed years’ worth of firsts into the last 12 months, such as the image above: first iPad (especially helpful for children with visual impairments). […]

30 Dec 2017

What the Power of Photography has Meant in 2017 for Child Brides

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What the Power of Photography has Meant in 2017 for Child Brides

On the eve of what I hope will be a bright New Year, I wanted to pause for a moment and celebrate what the power of photography has meant in 2017 for a group of girls and young women very close to my heart: child brides. As most of you know, when I’m not on […]