Photograph by Meredith Davenport
Meredith Davenport is a freelance photographer based in New York. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and many other national and international publications.
Davenport lived in Latin America for six years, most recently in Costa Rica, where she worked as a staff photographer and regional coordinator for Agence French Presse. She spent five years in Colombia, where she covered civil unrest, political corruption, and drug issues. She also produced and shot a segment on child soldiers in Colombia for the documentary film Child Soldiers, which appeared on HBO.
In the fall of 2000, Davenport was awarded a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism, which sponsored a project to research and report a story on the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. She is the winner of the 2001 UNICEF Child Photo of the Year award for a body of work on the effects of pesticides on children in Costa Rica.
Davenport's work for National Geographic has included articles on Sudan's Nuba people, violence and drugs in Colombia, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
She has a B.A. in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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