Zoeann Murphy

Zoeann Murphy is a visual journalist on staff at The Washington Post. She reports largely on humanitarian and environmental crises as well as covering breaking news.

In recent years, she’s focused on the global rise of border walls, forced migration, climate change and the aftermath of natural disasters.

Her work has been recognized by World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, National Press Foundation and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for News & Documentary Emmys among others.

In addition to her work as a visual journalist, Murphy also facilitates photography workshops that provide the tools and opportunities for underrepresented communities to share their own stories in their own voices. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from SUNY Purchase school of Art + Design and a Masters in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

Murphy's World Press Photo award winning work includes 'Sin Luz: Life Without Power', which won second prize in the 'Immersive Storytelling' category of the 2018 Digital Storytelling Contest. 'Sin Luz: Life Without Power' tells the story of Puerto Rico's apag√≥n, or “super blackout,” which was the longest and largest major power outage in modern U.S. history. Without electricity, there was no reliable source of clean water. School was out, indefinitely. Health care was fraught. Small businesses were faltering. The tasks of daily life were both exhausting and dangerous. There was nothing to do but wait, and no one could say when the lights would come back on.
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