Mary Calvert was a judge in the 2021 v02 Photography Competition Contest
WPJA Judge since 2007 -
Photojournalist Mary F. Calvert is committed to using photography to effect meaningful social change and is known for producing work on gender-based human rights issues. Calvert 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 US Military, she is the recipient of numerous honors including the 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship; First Prize, Long-Term Projects in the 2016 World Press Photo Contest; the 2016 Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography; the 2015 and 2016 National Press Photographers Association Cliff Edom New America Award; the 2015 W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Fellowship; and the 2014 Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant. In 2013 Calvert 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.” The resulting work was featured in a solo exhibition at the 2014 Visa Pour L’Image, International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France.
Calvert has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award twice and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Photography.