Allison Shelley is a documentary photographer and multimedia journalist focused on women’s health and justice issues worldwide, including noteworthy work in Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake. Her work has spanned all seven continents, examining issues such as the underground abortion market in Nigeria, women soldiers in the D.R. Congo, child motherhood in India, and the Zika crisis in Puerto Rico.
Shelley’s work is regularly featured in publications like The Atlantic, The New York Times and The Guardian. She is co-founder of the non-profit organization, Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) and has worked not only as director of photography for Education Week newspaper, but also as staff photographer for The Washington Times. As a freelance photojournalist, she also works with many global organizations including the International Women’s Media Foundation and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and serves as teaching faculty in the peace journalism segment for the Genesis Academy Summer Institutes.