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.

Hamlin Fistula USA

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 …
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2017 World Press Photo Jury

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.

2016 Mountain Workshops

I am pleased to announce that I will be a Photo Coach at the 2016 Mountain Workshops, held October 18-22 in Paducah, KY.

Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

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 …
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2016 Getty Grants for Editorial Photography

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.

2016 Worldwide Military Photography Workshop

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.

Alexia Foundation at 25

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.

2016 World Press Photo Award Days

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 …
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2016 DC Shoot Off

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 …
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2016 WPOW Seminar

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 …
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2016 World Press Photo

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. …
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2016 World Press Photo Contest

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.

New York Times Lens Blog

The New York Times Lens Blog features Mary’s latest project: Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans.

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. For her work on sexual assault in the US Military, she is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography and 1st Prize, Long Term Projects in the 2016 World Press Photo Contest, as well as the 2014 Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant, and the 2013 Canon Female Photojournalist Award. She has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award twice and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Photography.