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Visa Pour L’Image International Festival of Photojournalism

Mary is honored to have her project: “Male victims of  Sexual Assault in America’s Military”

projected during the evening screening at Visa Pour L’Image International Festival of Photojournalism

Thank you to Jean-François Leroy and the entire Visa team for this very special honor.

The 27th Annual DoD Visual Storytelling Workshop

The 27th Annual DoD Visual Storytelling Workshop will be held in Charleston, SC. Thanks to my fellow faculty members, mentors, students, all the folks at Defense Media Activity and of course my right-hand-man Shane McCoy.

Best of Photojournalism Speaker Series

Mary presents her work at the Best of Photojournalism Awards speaker series in Atlanta, GA. on June 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. Hope to see you there!

Cobra Museum of Modern Art

Mary will present her work and be on a panel at a symposium on the role of the female photographer in documentary photography, at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen, Netherlands on April 6, 2019.

Aaron Maybin’s Magnum Opus

A few months ago, I had the extreme pleasure of photographing Aaron Maybin for ESPN, The Magazine’s Heroes Issue. You may remember Aaron from his other life as an All-America linebacker at Penn State University before he began his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. Aaron grew up with anger …
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WHNPA Project Grant Lecture Night

Join Mary who will share the stage with great friends and colleagues Jonathan Ernst and Chris Usher as we discuss the grant process and work we produced after being awarded a White House News Photographers Association Photography Grant. Tickets are required for this free event that happens on March 20, 2019 from 5:30-8pm at Georgetown …
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In Appreciation

This week the World Press Photo competition nominees were announced. I was very honored that one of my photographs was nominated in the Contemporary Issues category. These are the times that I cannot help but look back and remember the generous photographers and editors who influenced and supported me when I was just starting out. …
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Getting His Due: A Veteran Gets his Discharge Upgraded

Five years ago, I began researching the issue of sexual assault, and the resulting Military Sexual Trauma (MST), in the U.S. military. My research revealed shocking statistics; an estimated 26,000 sexual assaults in 2012. The vast majority of those victims did not report the crimes to their command. Many that did report the crime were …
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Alexia Foundation at Newseum

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland which took the life of Alexia Tsairis and 269 others, the Alexia Foundation will host the conversation: “Act of Terror Spawns 30 Years of Stories That Drive Change” at the Newseum in Washington DC.  Join me and Aphrodite Tsairis on December 22, 2018 from 2:30-3:30.

Festival della Fotografia Etica

The Festival della Fotografia Etica will exhibit Mary’s work: “The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America’s Military,” in the In Depth-Analysis Area of the festival October 6-28 in Lodi, Italy.

Syracuse University Fall Workshop

Mary gives the keynote talk “Surviving Long-Term Projects” at Syracuse University’s Fall Workshop 2018.
My talk is being sponsored by Nikon.

Fortellingens Kraft 2018

The Fortellinggens Kraft journalism conference welcomes Mary to Bergen, Norway to show her work, “The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America’s Military” and discuss the importance of personal projects and telling the stories of the most forgotten people in our communities. Join Mary at Litteraturhuset i Bergen on June 7, 2018 at 3 p.m.

 

2018 DC Shoot Off

The annual DC Shoot Off Photography Workshop, March 30-April 1, 2018 takes place at Defense Media Activity at Ft. Meade, MD. and will feature Mary as the keynote speaker, sponsored by Nikon.  The workshop provides professional development in photography for our military and civil service photographers. With over a hundred volunteers and participants, the workshop …
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Boston Press Photographers Association Contest Judge

Mary is honored to be a judge of the 2017 Boston Press Photographers Association competition. She joins Cathaleen Curtis, Director of Photography at the Buffalo News and John McDonnell of The Washington Post at the judging table in beautiful Boston.

San Francisco State University

It is our pleasure to share that Mary has been inducted into the San Francisco State University Alumni Hall of Fame in a ceremony and dinner hosted by university President Leslie E. Wong at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. Congratulations to fellow inductees Mourad Lahlou, (B.A., 93) and Norman Schwartz, (B.A., 74).  Also honored were Jim Wunderman (B.A., ’84), Alumnus of the Year,  Kim Mazzuca (B.A., ’85 and M.S., ’90), Distinguished Alumna Service Award and Colonel John H. Kern, President’s Distinguished Medal.

Eddie Adams Workshop XXX

We are  pleased to announce that Mary will be a Team Leader at the Eddie Adams Workshop XXX in October 2017! In honor of this 30th year anniversary, just about every team leader is former student of EAW. Mary was part of the 1990 class.

Joining the Red team as editor is the awesome Jim Collins, Director of Photography, NBC News Digital, our producer is the incredible photographer Josh Ritchie and our IT genius is filmmaker and story-teller Mike Kepka.

 

 

Guggenheim Fellows and the Lady with the Fur Coat

During the first week of April 2017, I received some very good news in the form of correspondence from Edward Hirsch, President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The letter informed me that I had been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in photography. Each year since 1925, the foundation …
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2017 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

I am absolutely thrilled and honored to announce that I have been awarded a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography. Congratulations to my fellow, fellows!!!

2017 World Press Photo Jury

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.

Huck Magazine article

Thank you Olivier Laurent, for the lovely article in Huck Magazine. I am honored to share the page with Nancy Borowick, Stephanie Sinclair, Ruddy Roye and Darcy Padilla.

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.