Tara Todras-Whitehill is a photojournalist, multimedia storyteller and co-founder of Vignette Interactive, an innovative storytelling company. She is based in Istanbul and has lived in the Middle East for over 12 years. She documents stories of vulnerable populations, especially women and refugees from the Middle East and Africa. She was a staff photographer with the Associated Press for several years, during which time she documented the 2011 revolutions in Egypt and Libya. She freelances for the NY Times, and has worked with the Washington Post, Buzzfeed and Vanity Fair, among others. With Vignette she creates multimedia projects for NGOs such as UNICEF, Amnesty International and the International Rescue Committee. In 2016 she received a World Press Photo award for her work in Sierra Leone with the NY Times, and in 2017 she received a European Journalism Centre grant to create stories in Nepal and Cambodia about women's access to abortion.
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