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.

While not photographing, she is either fighting fires out West, working as a nurse, or trying to convince herself to run again. 


Select Clients: National Geographic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, Harpers Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, TIME Lightbox, Pacific Standard, The Atavist, Newsweek, Buzzfeed, LeMonde, NPR, VQR

Honors + Grants

2018
James W Foley Foundation / Ground Truth Middle East Reporting Grant
Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee
Review Santa Fe 100

2017
Getty Reportage Emerging Talent Roster
International Reporting Project, Gender Issues Fellowship
Pulitzer Center / Women Photograph Inaugural Grant
Pulitzer Center / ACOS Sponsored HEFAT Recipient

2016
IWMF Howard Buffet Fund Grantee
Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee (+2015)
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, Reportage Award (+2015)
Lucie Foundation Emerging Photographer, Shortlisted (+2012-2015)

2015
American Photography, AP 31 (+2013-2014)
New York Times Portfolio Review
Oscar Barnack Newcomer Award, Finalist (+2014)
PhotoBoite 30 Under 30

2014
LOOKbetween Fellowship
PX3 Silver Winner, Press / Feature Story

2013
New York Times Portfolio Review
PDN Photo Annual, Student Award

2012
Chris Hondros Student Fellow at Eddie Adams Workshop
Glimpse Correspondent
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar

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