Finbarr O'Reilly


Finbarr O'Reilly has spent the last 20 years as an award-winning visual journalist and author working in conflict zones and complex humanitarian emergencies. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times and was the Laureate of the 2020 Carmignac Photojournalism Award, which resulted in a two-year project, two books, and multiple exhibitions about the Democratic Republic of Congo. O'Reilly has also produced exhibitions for the Nobel Peace Prize and the International Criminal Court. His focus in recent years has been on leading collaborative multi-platform projects that develop and promote a more representative range of voices and perspectives in the photojournalism industry.

O'Reilly delivers industry-leading coverage and is committed to educational, mentoring, and personal development initiatives aimed at a meaningful diversification of the media landscape and the promotion of social justice. He has held fellowships at Yale, Harvard, and Columbia universities, has won numerous awards, including Pictures of the Year International, and is a Canon Ambassador.

He is the co-author of the 2017 memoir Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War (Penguin-Random House). 

World Press Photo Involvement: 
2019 World Press Photo Contest winner
2006 World Press Photo Contest winner 

Finbarr O'Reilly on Social Media: 
Instagram: @finbarroreilly
Twitter: @finbarroreilly

Finbarr O'Reilly

Photo credit: Giles Duley