Holly Pickett is a freelance photojournalist and journalist safety trainer based in New York City. Her professional journalism experience spans two decades, one of which she spent as a Middle East-based freelancer--covering stories about human migration, social movements, the cost of conflict, and the challenges faced by women. She has reported from dozens of countries, including 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. She is also a member of the IWMF’s inaugural cohort of Next Gen Safety Trainers. Holly earned bachelor’s degrees in history and journalism from the University of Montana, and a joint master’s degree in journalism and Near Eastern studies from 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."