Alex Potter is a photographer and journalist from the Midwest working mostly in the Middle East.

Her work explores conflict and trust, loss and isolation within communities and relationships. Alex aims to bridge the gap between the foreign and familiar by creating thought-provoking and emotional images.

Her work can be seen in publications like the New York Times, Harpers, Newsweek, Time Lightbox and NPR. She has been recognized by the Fulbright Scholar Program, The Chris Hondros Foundation, The Magenta Foundation, American Photography, and the Lucie Foundation, among others. 

Alex is a founding member of Koan Collective .


Education

American University of Beirut
Arabic Language
Rotary Scholar 2012-2013

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Health Emergencies in Large Populations
Certificate Course 2011

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
May 2011

Recognition

2016
IWMF Howard Buffet Fund Grantee
Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, Reportage Award
Lucie Foundation Emerging Photographer, Shortlisted

2015
American Photography, AP 31
Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, Documentary Award
Oscar Barnack Newcomer Award, Finalist
PhotoBoite 30 Under 30

2014
American Photography, AP 30
LOOKbetween
Lucie Foundation Emerging Photographer, Shortlisted
Oscar Barnack Newcomer Award, Finalist
PX3 Silver Winner, Press / Feature Story

2013
American Photography, AP 29
Lucie Foundation Emerging Photographer, Shortlisted
New York Times Portfolio Review
PDN Photo Annual, Student Award

2012
Chris Hondros Student Fellow at Eddie Adams Workshop
Glimpse Correspondent
Lucie Foundation Emerging Photographer, Shortlisted
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar

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