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2020 Pulitzer Prizes

The winners of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes were announced May 4 and I am thrilled to announce that my work on male sexual assault survivors in the armed forces has been honored as a finalist in the Feature Photography category. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!!!

Men Tell Their Stories of Rape in the Service

In September, The New York Times published my project about men who have been sexually assaulted while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. When the NYT expressed interest in publishing this work, I knew the end product would be dignified and elegant. The staff did not let me down. Beth Flynn is one of the …
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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.

2017 Happy Holidays

As we close a year of loud voices preaching division, greed and hatefulness, I leave you with a quiet image of wisdom, peace and compassion. I would like to wish everyone a peaceful, healthy, and joyous holiday and hope for wisdom and compassion in the coming year!

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.



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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.