I would like to thank Lars Boering, and the entire World Press Photo family for providing me with the honor of being on the General Jury of the 2017 World Press Photo Contest. Many thanks to the rest of the jury that included Stuart Franklin/ Magnum Photos, Kelli Grant/ Yahoo News, Wim van Sinderen/ The Hague Museum of Photography, Joāo Silva/The New York Times, Goran Tomasevic/ Reuters, Aïda Muluneh/ Addis Foto Fest, Christian Ziegler/ Photographer and Tanya Habjouqu/ Noor Images and of course our wrangler David Griffin. Because of you, my week in Amsterdam was inspiring, humorous, tough and enlightening.
In May, I was commissioned by Hamlin Fistula USA to visit their patients at the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to document the reintegration program they have implemented. This wonderful organization treats Ethiopian women suffering from a devastating childbirth injury known as Obstetric Fistula. Obstetric fistula is a debilitating condition in which pregnant …
The 2016 World Press Photo contest exhibition that includes Mary’s long-term project, “Sexual Assault in America’s Military” is currently on display in Barcelona, Spain, Prangins, Switzerland, Maia, Portugal, Groningen, the Netherlands, Lucca, Italy, Opole, Poland, Nairobi, Kenya, Los Angeles, California and SiemReap, Cambodia.
The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce the members of the 2017 Digital Storytelling Contest juries and the 2017 Photo Contest juries. Mary is honored to be a member of the General Jury that will meet January- February in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
I am pleased to announce that I will be a Photo Coach at the 2016 Mountain Workshops, held October 18-22 in Paducah, KY.
For the 9th consecutive year, The Alexia Foundation will be exhibiting at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, in Pingyao, China. Taking place Sept. 19-25 in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient Walled City of Pingyao. It is one of the largest photographic festivals in the world; annually, more than 100,000 people attend. Alexia …
Mary F. Calvert, Kirsten Luce, Katie Orlinsky, Sergey Ponomarev and Jonathan Torgovnik have been awarded the 2016 Getty Grants for Editorial Photography. The grants were awarded at the 2016 Visa Pour L’Image International Festival of Photojournalism and will enable Mary to continue work on her project: “Prisoners of War: Male on Male Rape in America’s Military.
The 2016 Department of Defense Worldwide Military Photography Workshop will be held at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. Thanks to my fellow faculty members, mentors, students, all the folks at Defense Media Activity and of course my right-hand-man Shane McCoy.
Mary is a featured artist at the 2016 LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph June 13-19 in Charlottesville, Virginia and will present her work at The Paramount Theater on Thursday, June 17 sometime between 11 am and 1pm.
The Alexia foundation at 25 exhibition opens June 13, 2016 in the Pop Up Gallery at 306 East Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia during the 2016 LOOK3, Festival of the Photograph. Alexia at 25 will honor The Alexia Foundation’s 25 year legacy of supporting documentary photojournalism worldwide and celebrate the years to come.
During 2016 World Press Photo Award Days in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Mary presents her work The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America’s Military at the Compagnietheater. The work that was awarded First Prize, Long Term Projects is also featured in the 2016 World Press Photo exhibition at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam from 16 April to …
The annual DC Shoot Off Photography Workshop, March 18-20, 2016 takes place at the Navy League Building in Arlington, Va. and will feature Mary as the keynote speaker. The workshop provides professional development in photography for our military and civil service photographers. With over a hundred volunteers and participants, the workshop networks and creates an …
Join the Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) for their Fourth Annual Photo Seminar and Portfolio Review at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington DC on March 5, 2016 from 9 am-3 pm. Featured speakers are Nina Berman and Mary F. Calvert who will discuss her work on sexual assault in the military, for which she won …
Three years ago, my husband, photojournalist Joseph M. Eddins Jr. alerted me to the ongoing crisis of sexual assault in America’s military. Since then, I have produced a body of work dedicated to showing the human toll behind the shocking statistic of an estimated 21,000 sexual assaults committed each year in the US Armed Forces. …
Mary’s project on Military Sexual Trauma is awarded 1st Prize, Long Term Project in the 2016 World Press Photo contest. Congratulations to all the winners of this prestigious competition.
Mary is honored to judge the News Division of the 73rd annual Pictures of the Year International competition along with Muhammed Muheisen of the Associated Press, Marvin Joseph of The Washington Post and Michael Hamtil of the Dallas Morning News.
The New York Times Lens Blog features Mary’s latest project: Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans.
Mary is on the faculty of Momenta Workshops: The Business of Nonprofit Photography in Washington DC. Join Mary, Jamie Rose, Jim Stipe and John Harrington for a panel discussion at the Leica Store, November 9, 2015 at 1 pm.
Congratulations to my friend Matt Black who has won the 2015 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his project, “The Geography of Poverty.” I am honored to share the 2015 W. Eugene Smith Fund Fellowship award with Marcus Bleasdale.