TPS Presents: Stephanie Sinclair

Join us for The Photo Society Presents Stephanie Sinclair on April 9, 2024 at 12:00PM ET. This event is free and open to the public made possible with the support of our friends at MPB. Please feel free to share the link

In a career that’s spanned over two decades, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Stephanie Sinclair, a Canon Explorer of Light, has used her images to put faces to some of the world’s most serious gender and human rights issues. Illuminating the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people with dignity, empathy and respect, Sinclair’s work is regularly published in esteemed outlets including National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine. Her ongoing series, Too Young to Wed,” on child marriage has earned numerous global accolades, including four World Press Photo awards and numerous prestigious exhibitions.

In her talk Stephanie will delve into the captivating world of conflict and social justice photography, while sharing the transformative power visual storytelling can play in advocacy. She will take attendees through her remarkable journey, from capturing compelling narratives while covering conflicts in the Middle East, to leveraging her photography as a catalyst for social change globally. And gain insights into the pioneering field programming Stephanie now oversees through her nonprofit Too Young to Wed which empowers some of the world’s most at-risk girls through education and the art of photography. 

The talk will be followed with a Question-and-Answer session moderated by TPS Communications Director Alex Snyder. We’ll also be giving away a signed print by Stephanie.

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Hope to see you there!

The Photo Society

About the author

RANDY OLSON’s 27 National Geographic magazine projects have taken him to many countries in Africa, the Siberian Arctic, Abu Dhabi, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai, Guyana, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Newfoundland, Pakistan, Palmyra, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and the South Pacific.
National Geographic Society published a book of his work in their Masters of Photography series in January 2011. Olson was the 2003 Magazine Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition, and was also awarded POYi’s 1992 Newspaper Photographer of the Year—one of only two photographers to win in both media in the largest photojournalism contest operating continuously since World War II. While working at The Pittsburgh Press, Olson received an Alicia Patterson Fellowship to support a seven-year project documenting a family with AIDS, and a Robert F. Kennedy Award for his story on problems with Section 8 housing. He was also awarded the Nikon Sabbatical and a grant from the National Archives to save the Pictures of the Year collection.
Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson are photojournalists in the documentary tradition. Their work has taken them to 50 countries over the past 20 years. Even though they are published in LIFE, GEO, Smithsonian and other magazines, they have primarily worked on 50 projects for the National Geographic Society. They normally work individually, but have co-produced National Geographic magazine stories on northern California, American national parks, and the Alps. They photographed the southern United States for a book by Collins Publishing and have collaborated on over 70 books by various publishers.