Holly Pickett

@hollypickettpix @hollypickett

Holly Pickett is a freelance photojournalist based in New York City. Before relocating to the U.S., she spent nearly a decade as a Middle East-based freelancer, covering the human cost of conflict, migration, and the particular challenges and issues faced by women. She is drawn to stories about feminist and gender issues, social movements, transitional justice, and press freedom and protection. She has reported from dozens of countries, including in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Gaza, Egypt, Yemen, Turkey, UAE, Lebanon, Greece, Russia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Sudan. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Le Monde, Financial Times, TIME, Stern, Paris Match, NPR.org, and The New Republic. Holly received a 2014 travel grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and was a 2018 IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting fellow in Rwanda and DRC. She is a member of the Everyday Projects and Women Photograph photo collectives. Holly earned bachelor’s degrees in history and journalism from the University of Montana. She continues to freelance from NYC, while earning a dual master’s degree in journalism and Near Eastern studies at New York University. "I am excited about the discussions taking place in journalism now, about who gets to cover the news, what we cover, and how. As our ranks expand, and new threats emerge, journalist safety training needs to evolve to better meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's journalists."

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