About Mary

photo by Kristin Ann Donaldson

Photojournalist Mary F. Calvert is committed to using photography to affect meaningful social change and is known for producing work on gender based, human rights issues. Calvert believes that journalists have a duty to shine a light into the deepest recesses of the human experience and provide a mirror for society to examine itself.

Calvert is the 2015 recipient of the National Press Photographers Association, Cliff Edom New America Award, the 2014 recipient of the Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant and in 2013 was awarded of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award at Visa Pour L‘Image in Perpignan, France for her ongoing project “The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America’s Military.”  The resulting work was featured in a solo exhibition at the 2014 Visa Pour L’Image, International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France.

She has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award twice and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Photography. Recently, Mary was awarded the 2015 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Fellowship.

In addition to being a guest faculty member of the Eddie Adams Workshop, the Western Kentucky University Mountain Workshops and  Momenta Workshops, she has been a member of the faculty for the Department of Defense Worldwide Military Photographers Workshop in Ft. Meade for the last nineteen years.

A select list of Mary’s clients include Stern MagazineThe Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times,  AOL, Google, Inside Counsel Magazine, Fed-Tech Magazine, T. Rowe Price, Ashby Law and BU Today for Boston University.  She has been published all over the globe including Le Monde, De Groene Amsterdammer, The International Herald Tribune, iDNES, inmediaONE, Mother Jones, and The Christian Science Monitor.