2021 Mentor

Mariella Furrer

Mariella Furrer is a Swiss/Lebanese photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Kenya. She is the of author of My Piece of Sky: Stories of Child Sexual Abuse, an in-depth body of work including photography, interviews, artwork, poetry and journals around the issue of child sexual abuse.

She is the recipient of multiple grants and awards, is a TEDx Speaker (The Courage of Survivors), and is one of three photographers featured in the documentary, “Beyond Assignment”. She has been a jury member on several photography awards, and festivals including World Press Photo Awards, The Netherlands, and has taught in workshops such as The Foundry organised by VII Academy & PhotoWings.

Her work have been published in books, magazines and newspapers, internationally, and displayed in exhibitions and museums around the world. Her work on the Rwandan Genocide is on permanent display at the Memoria y Tolerancia Museum in Mexico City.


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