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Mariella Furrer is a Swiss/Lebanese photojournalist who has lived in Africa her whole life. She attended the Documentary Photography & Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York. 

Since her graduation, Mariella has worked as a freelance photojournalist based in Kenya.  

Mariella was awarded an Amnesty International Media Award in 2011 for this work, a grant from 3P (Photographers Pro Photography) Foundation, France, in 2005, and a grant from the Hasselblad  Foundation, Sweden, in 2003.

She was shortlisted for The Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights (2010), received a Honourable Mention from Unicef’s Photographer of the Year Award, 2005, and was nominated for Sante Fe Prize for Photography, 2007.  

Her work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including: Time, Newsweek, Life, New York Times, Marie Claire, Outside Magazine, Talk Magazine, Paris Match and Der Spiegel.


She has also participated in several book projects and shown her work at group exhibitions.  

To see more work by Mariella, click here

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