African Photojournalism Database
Cape Town, South Africa
Samantha Reinders is a South African photojournalist. She divides her time between her birth city of Cape Town, South Africa and Kathmandu in Nepal. She holds an MA in Visual Communication from Ohio University.
She is not 100% certain when her career actually began – but thinks it was a concoction of experiences such as riding shotgun in her fathers beloved LandRover on the dust roads of Southern Africa, exploring the curious hills of Appalachia, or sandwiched between two other photographers in the press pool in the Oval Office. Either way, her choice of career has, among other things, allowed her to chase penguins, fly on Air Force One, swim with sharks and meet interesting people – from business men to homeless men, and from grannies at a bake-sale to a triple murderer behind bars.
She is trusted by, among others, The New York Times, National Geographic, NPR, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Wall Street Journal, L'Express, Der Spiegel, The London Financial Times, MSF and Action Aid.
2019 - CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography
- Audio capture
- Audio editing
- Breaking news
- Video capture