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 2017

Proudly Standing With The “Let Girls Learn” Initiative

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Proudly Standing With The “Let Girls Learn” Initiative

  This week I was heartbroken upon reading the news that the White House planned to end key parts of the “Let Girls Learn” initiative, an important project by former first lady Michelle Obama targeting girls’ empowerment around the world. Let Girls Learn aimed to remove the barriers to education that girls face around the […]

20 Apr 2017

Honored to Receive the 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

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Honored to Receive the 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Today it was announced that I am the recipient of this year’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, granted each year to a female photographer since Anja’s tragic death in Afghanistan in 2014 by the International Women’s Media Foundation. It is a tremendous, if bittersweet, honor to win an award in Anja’s name. I’ve long been moved by IWMF’s […]

15 Feb 2017

My NPR Interview about Child Marriage as a Weapon of War

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My NPR Interview about Child Marriage as a Weapon of War

Last month, The New York Times Sunday Review published my latest Too Young to Wed project — this time about girls kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters and forced into marriage in northern Nigeria. Though I’ve spent the past fifteen years reporting on the issue of child marriage and its grave impact on the human rights […]