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Welcome to the launch of my blog and website! maryfcalvert.com features a mix of corporate, editorial, and humanitarian photography and I hope you enjoy looking through my galleries and reading my blogs. All of this would not have been possible without the brilliance of Jessica D’Amico of JustJess: Websites that Work. Thank you Jess for your …
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SGT. JOHN SIMONETTI COMES HOME

Sixty-six years ago, Sgt. John R. Simonetti, a 26 year old Army Ranger with the Second Infantry Division, landed on Omaha Beach the day after D-Day. Nine days later he was shot by a German sniper and died in a French cow pasture on June 16, 1944. In the chaos of battle, his body was …
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Federal Reserve Chief Ben S. Bernanke

Recently, I  was assigned by the New York Times to photograph Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Ben S. Bernanke. I went through the hefty security at the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. and walked through the gorgeous halls of the building heading to the Chairman’s office, passing marble …
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2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Feature Photography

June 30 is the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s independence from Belgium. The people of Congo had high hopes for their newly liberated country but those hopes have all but disappeared in the wake of a war that continues to bring death, rape and despair to its citizens. In 2008, I …
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Washington, DC Photojournalist

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Mary F. Calvert is an award-winning photographer who travels the globe documenting a wide range of issues. A natural storyteller; she remains a true believer that the light cast by photojournalism is capable of affecting meaningful social change. It is that belief and commitment to her craft that has taken her from the glaciers of Greenland to the depths of war-torn Africa and Afghanistan, always looking to shine that light.