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 […]

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 […]

12 Dec 2016

First Post: I’m an Explorer of Light!

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First Post: I’m an Explorer of Light!

This seems like a great topic for my first post here: I am thrilled to announce that I was recently named a Canon Explorer of Light! As a member, I join a group of amazingly talented photographers, cinematographers and visual storytellers seeking to share their experience and expertise with broader photographic community. Through blogging, social […]