Arlette Bashizi

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Arlette Bashizi is a documentary photographer and photojournalist born and currently based in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. She focuses on topics related to health, environment and culture, by keeping human beings, especially women and youth, at the center of her stories. 

In recent years, she has delved into topics ranging from the extraction of rare minerals to satisfy the Western demand for electric vehicles, to the repercussions of the conflict in Congo DRC in Tigray, and the destructive consequences of climate change in the region.
In 2020, Bashizi contributed to the collaborative project Congo in Conversation by Finbarr O'Reilly, which marked the beginning of her professional career. Since then she has been working for newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and The New Humanitarian. She is a contributor to the news agency Reuters and works as a consultant with international organizations.

Bashizi is a member of the African Photojournalism Database, a directory of emerging and professional African visual journalists established by the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 World Press Photo Contest winner

Arlette Bashizi on Social Media:
Instagram: @arty_bashizi
Twitter: @ArletteBashizi

Arlette Bashizi

Portrait credit: Daniel Bitita