About

Hi! I'm Maggie, and I've always loved stories. I'm the daughter of a video producer turned librarian, and a Shakespeare-enthusiast turned teacher, so I suppose you could say it's in my genes.

I think photography has the power to change minds, expand our world, and move people to action. I feel that good photography should not only move us, but be catalytic for change. Our industry should be inclusive, and as diverse as the people we photograph. For those of us born into privilege, it's our duty to examine our role more critically, listen and learn before jumping into different contexts, and to help amplify the voices of people already working for change.

I've worked with some incredible people in some pretty amazing places. You can find some of my work at The Telegraph, The Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Lily/Washington Post, The New Humanitarian, and others. I was honored by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition with the 2018 Food Sustainability Media Award for a photo essay examining solutions to childhood malnutrition in Rwanda, was a 2018 New York Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, and a 2019 New York Marshall Scholarship Finalist & Alternate.

I'm an IWMF reporting fellow and an artist with the Kigali Center for Photography. I attended the XXXII Eddie Adams Workshop and received the John White "Keep in Flight" Award, and am HEFAT certified through June 2023 by Global Journalist Security thanks to support from the Steven Sotloff Memorial 2Lives Foundation, ACOS Alliance, and the Rory Peck Trust.

I'm based in Kigali with travel to New York, and am formally accredited with the Media High Council in Rwanda. I'm a member of the Foreign Correspondents' Association of East Africa, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Some of my favorite photographers include Nicole Tung, Yagazie Emezi, Kathleen Flynn, Tom Saater, Danielle Villasana, Stephanie Sinclair, Gioncarlo Valentine, Adriana Zehbrauskas, Justin Merriman, Samar Hazboun, and more.

I'm always looking for ways to collaborate and learn, so please get in touch if you'd like to chat! You can also reach me at maggie.visuals@gmail.com or via WhatsApp & Signal at +1 845 608 4997 (I'm in Rwanda, so please don't call on your regular network!) or locally at 0782193738.

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