Elizabeth D. Herman is a Boston-born freelance photographer and researcher currently based in New York. She spent 2011 in Bangladesh as a Fulbright Fellow, researching how politics influence the writing of national histories in textbooks. She has spent the past three years working on A Woman’s War, taking the project to five countries on three continents. The work was named a 2013 Blue Earth Sponsored Project, a 2013 Magenta Flash Forward Winner, 3rd Place in the 2013 FotoVisura grant, a 2011 Finalist of The Aftermath Project, a 2011 Finalist of the Livingston Awards, and shortlisted for the 2013 and 2011 Lucie Foundation Scholarship.  Elizabeth was also granted the 2012 PNDP Tim Hetherington Award to expand the project to Bosnia this past summer.

Since moving back to the U.S., Elizabeth has been freelancing for a number of national and international news outlets, and was recently the International Picture Intern at TIME Magazine. She graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics in 2010. While at Tufts she received Highest Thesis Honors in Political Science for her research on representations of 9/11 in history textbooks worldwide. She now serves on the Student Advisory Board of Tufts Institute for Global Leadership’s new Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice, founded and directed by Gary Knight.

Her research and photography have been featured in The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, GlobalPost, NPR, Jezebel, The Nation, and The Daily Beast, among others. Her work has been published in War Is Only Half the Story, Vol. V, shown in various group shows across the U.S., and exhibited in solo shows at Shadhona Studios in Dhaka, Bangladesh and United Photo Industries in New York.

Elizabeth is available for assignment, please contact her for rates and details!

The New York Times
The Nation
The Daily Beast
The Independent (Bangladesh)
War Is Only Half The Story: Vol. V, The Aftermath Project

2013 Magenta Flash Forward, Winner
2013 FotoVisura Grant, 3rd Place
2013 Blue Earth Alliance, Sponsored Artist
2013 Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Shortlist
The New York Times Portfolio Review
The Photo Democracy Award, Shortlist
 PNDP Tim Hetherington Award, Winner
2012 The Jezebel 25, Honoree
2012 OjodePez Award for Human Values, Finalist
 Prix Pictet, Nominee
 The Livingston Awards, Finalist
2011 The Aftermath Project, Finalist
2011 GlobalPost/Open Hands Initiative Fellow
2011 FotoVisura Spotlight Grant, Top Finalist
2011 Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Shortlist
2011 Photoshelter Top Photography Project of 2011
2011 Px3 Paris Photo, Official Selection
2010 Fulbright Fellow, Bangladesh
2010 Critical Language Enhancement Award, Bengali

2013 “A Woman’s War,” WAR / PHOTOGRAHY Slideshow Night, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA
“A Woman’s War,” SOLO SHOW, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY
“A Woman’s War: Bangladesh,” The Fence at Photoville, presented by United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY
“A Woman’s War: Bangladesh,” FotoVisura Grant Exhibition, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY
2012 “A Woman’s War: Bangladesh,” Slideluck Potshow DC, Washington DC
2011 “A Woman’s War: Bangladesh,” SOLO SHOW, Shadhona Studio, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2011 “The Idea Of Home: Houston,” Tufts University Slater Gallery, Medford, MA
2011 “Women Warriors: Hue, Vietnam,” Tufts University Slater Gallery, Medford, MA
2010 “The Idea Of Home: Shifts in Houston’s Third Ward,” El Dorado Gallery, Houston, TX
2010 “The Last Village: Ajmer, India,” Tufts University Slater Gallery, Medford, MA
2009 “Education for All? Youth Education and Labor in Siem Reap, Cambodia,” Tufts University Slater Gallery, Medford, MA

Interview: Elizabeth Herman on Bangladesh’s Female Freedom Fighters, Asia Society, 29 Feb. 2012
9/11 Taught Differently Around the World, Tufts Grad Finds, All Things Considered, 8 Sept. 2011
The Lessons, The New York Times, 8 Sept. 2011
Full Frame: Women Warriors Vietnam, GlobalPost, 16 Jan. 2011
Elizabeth Herman: Durga Puja, The Travel Photographer, 4 Jan. 2011

currently in: Venice, Italy
+1 617 271 4173

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