Alissa Everett is coming to Frontline Club to showcase and discuss her powerful images portraying courage, dignity and intimacy. Her photographs connect audiences with significant social causes such as gender based violence and the plight of refugees and migrants.
Alissa's work has been recognised by the International Photography Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, Siena Photo Awards, Gordon Parks Photo Awards, Photography Open Salon Arles and the International Women's Media Foundation. Her work has been exhibited at Les Rencontres d'Arles, the Farmani Gallery, the National Museum of Women, the Setai, Project One Gallery, Left Space Studios and DogPatch Studios. She received a BA in Political Science and International Relations from UCLA, served in the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa, and worked for three years as an investment banker with Robertson Stephens in San Francisco, CA.
In 2007, Alissa founded, Exposing Hope, a 501C3 non-profit organisation (www.exposinghope.org), to raise awareness and funds for victims of human rights abuses worldwide through documentary photography.
Moderator/Journalist at FT
Alissa Everett is a Nairobi-based photographer documenting social issues, remote locations and indigenous cultures in more than 100 countries on six continents. Since 2003, she has covered humanitarian issues in Iraq, Darfur, Gaza, the West Bank, Afghanistan and the DRC, as well as many travel features across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America. She speaks French, Spanish, Wolof and passable Swahili.