Allison Shelley


Allison Shelley is an independent documentary photographer primarily focused on social justice issues as they relate to women worldwide. 

Her work has been honored and exhibited internationally and is regularly featured in publications like National Geographic, The New York Times, and The Guardian.  She has photographed in nearly 40 countries, including Haiti, where she was based for over a year following the 2010 earthquake, and is the focal point for several of her long-term projects.

Shelley is co-founder and co-director of the 300-member nonprofit Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) and has worked as director of photography for Education Week newspaper and staff photographer for The Washington Times.

She is a multiple Pulitzer Center grantee and a fellow of the International Women's Media Foundation and the International Reporting Project.

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