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Stephanie Sinclair portrait

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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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 […]

19 Jan 2017

Packing: The Secret Weapon to Success on Assignment

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Packing: The Secret Weapon to Success on Assignment

This month, with another assignment looming, I once again pulled out my gear and began the familiar inventory rundown. Do I have all my chargers? Batteries? Are all my memory cards downloaded and backed up? I’m always grateful to be able to pause before plunging into the inevitable chaos of a shoot – it’s a far […]

3 Jan 2017

Grant Writing Tips in PDN

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Grant Writing Tips in PDN

Greetings to all for 2017! I finally got my hands on the December edition of PDN and am honored that the talented Mary Calvert very kindly mentioned my 2008 Alexia Foundation grant proposal on child marriage as inspiration for her own grant writing. Like most people who make their living behind the camera, I find writing grant proposals […]