Susan Schulman

Freelance Photographer, US/UK

Susan Schulman is an award-winning video/photojournalist. Originally trained as a fine artist, Schulman moved from her native New York to London in 1990 and worked as a filmmaker and editor before turning to photo-journalism full-time in 2000 and video in 2008. During the past twelve years she has chronicled many of the world's forgotten tragedies, from the horrors of childbirth in Sierra Leone and child soldiers in Sudan to the wretched plight of gold miners in the Amazon Basin. Through her characteristically frank and humane perspective, she has also captured soldiers and citizens caught up in some of the decade's major conflicts, most notably from the frontlines of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her work has been featured in the world's foremost print and visual media, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, Architectural Digest (France), PBS, BBC and Channel Four.

She has received numerous commissions from leading international organisations such as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the World Food Programme and Marie Stopes International, as well as Britain's Department for International Development. In 2010, she received (with Ed Caesar) Amnesty International UK's coveted Media Award (2010) for her devastating account of war and suffering in Africa's Great Lakes region, 'Congo - The Horror', which appeared in GQ magazine.

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