Washington, DC, USA
Valerie is an independent photojournalist, writer and videographer currently based in Washington, DC. She was previously based in Kosovo from 2014-2019 focusing on the aftermath of war that included a photo documentary project on the legacy of sexual violence from the Kosovo war, as well as documenting human rights issues, religion, sports, politics, and culture. Her work has been published in American and international news outlets including Al Jazeera English, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Politico and Open Society Foundations.
Before pursuing her passion for visual storytelling, she held a decade-long career in international development. From 2004-2012, she worked for an international development consulting company in Washington, D.C. that provides technical assistance to countries around the world on behalf of USAID. Her work took her to post-conflict and post-disaster countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia and Haiti. She still consults for the company and her recent short-term assignments have taken place in Somalia, Burma, Afghanistan, Nepal, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Vietnam, Thailand and Morocco.
Valerie is a RISC alum and member of Women Photograph and Frontline Freelance Register.
- Breaking news
- Video editing