Mary Calvert was a judge in the 2008 Q4 Contest
Photojournalist, Mary F. Calvert has been a staff photographer at The Washington Times since 1998. While she has covered the White House and presidential campaigns, her calling is documenting the plight of women around the world. Calvert was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography “for her haunting depiction of sub-Sahara African women afflicted with fistula after childbirth” and was awarded the 2008 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in International Photography for her project, “Lost Daughters: Sex Selection in India”.
Calvert’s other honors include: 2007 National Press Photographer’s Association (NPPA) Photojournalist of the Year for Smaller Markets and First Place Portfolio in the White House News Photographer’s Association 2007 Eyes of History competition.
In addition to being a guest faculty member of the Western Kentucky University, Mountain Workshops, and the NPPA’s Flying Short Course, Calvert has been a member of the faculty for the Department of Defense Worldwide Military Photographers Workshop in Ft. Meade for the last twelve years.
Before joining the staff of The Washington Times, Calvert spent nine years covering the Bay Area for The Oakland Tribune and The Hayward Daily Review. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. She makes her home in Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband Joseph M. Eddins, Jr. and 18-year-old daughter, Mary Stone Eddins.