About Mary

photo by Kristin Ann Donaldson

Photojournalist 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. Calvert 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.

For her work on sexual assault in the US Military, she is the recipient of numerous honors including First Prize, Long-Term Projects in the 2016 World Press Photo Contest, the 2016 Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, the 2015 and 2016 National Press Photographers Association Cliff Edom New America Award, the 2015 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Fellowship and the 2014 Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant. In 2013 Calvert was awarded the Canon Female Photojournalist Award at Visa Pour L‘Image in Perpignan, France for her project “The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America’s Military.”  The resulting work was featured in a solo exhibition at the 2014 Visa Pour L’Image, International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France.

She has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award twice and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Photography.

In addition to being a guest faculty member of the Eddie Adams Workshop, the Western Kentucky University Mountain Workshops and 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 nineteen years.

A select list of Mary’s clients include Stern, Paris Match, Internazionale, Esquire, Elle, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, T. Rowe Price, AOL, Google, Inside Counsel Magazine, Fed-Tech Magazine, 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.