Allison Shelley is a documentary photographer and multimedia creator. Former staff photographer for the Washington Times and previously director of photography for Education Week newspaper, Allison is now a freelancer focusing mainly on maternal health issues affecting young women.
Based in Haiti from early 2010, her photography has been featured in publications such as Time magazine, The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, Der Speigel, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Paris Match, and the Guardian.
Her work has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Society for News Design, and the White House News Photographers Association among others-- including the WHNPA Project Grant to support her examination of young motherhood in eastern India. Allison is also co-founder/co-director of the 250-member non-profit Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW).