About Mary

photo by Kristin Ann Donaldson                

Photojournalist, Mary F. Calvert’s photographic calling is documenting the under-reported humanitarian struggle of women and children worldwide to secure the most basic human rights. She 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.

This is a subject that Calvert illuminates with conviction and consistency and has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award twice and was a finalist in 2007 and 2010 for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for her work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India and the USA. Calvert is the 2013 recipient of the Canon Female Photojournalist Award for her project: “The War Within: Sexual Violence in America’s Military.”

In addition to being a guest faculty member of the Eddie Adams Workshop the Western Kentucky University Mountain Workshops, the NPPA’s Flying Short Course, and the 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 seventeen years.

A select list of Mary’s clients include The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, 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.