Mary F. Calvert
Mary F. Calvert
Photojournalist, Mary F. Calvert Photography

San Francisco State

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism (1988)
  • Mary Calvert is committed to using photojournalism to effect meaningful social change. She is known for producing work on gender-based, human rights issues. Mary believes that journalists have a duty to shine a light into the deepest recesses of the human experience and provide a mirror for society to examine itself.
  • For her work on sexual assault in the U.S. military, she is the recipient of numerous honors, including frist prize for Long-Term Projects in the 2016 World Press Photo Contest; the 2016 Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography; and the 2015 and 2016 National Press Photographers Association Cliff Edom New America Award.
  • Mary also received the 2015 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Fellowship and the 2014 Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant. In 2013, she was awarded the Canon Female Photojournalist Award at Visa Pour L‘Image in Perpignan, France for her project, “The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America’s Military.” Her work was featured in a solo exhibition at the 2014 Visa Pour L’Image, International Festival of Photojournalism. She has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award twice and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Photography. Mary is a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Photography.
  • In addition to being a guest faculty member of the Eddie Adams Workshop, the Western Kentucky University Mountain Workshops, and Momenta Workshops, Mary has been a member of the faculty for the Department of Defense Worldwide Military Photographers Workshop in Ft. Meade for 21 years.



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