Alissa Everett is an American photojournalist known for creating beautiful images in the world’s most troubled areas, focusing on the humanity and dignity of people worldwide. She began photographing in 2002 with no professional photographic training, and started photographing conflict and humanitarian issues in 2003 when she traveled to Iraq to cover the second Gulf War. She has since covered conflicts in Darfur, Gaza, the West Bank, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She shoots features across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America. Alissa’s photography has been featured in many international magazines and publications, including, TIME, Stern, Reuters, the Associated Press, the Sunday Times of London, Popular Photography, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Islands, Portfolio and Traveler Overseas magazines. Her non-profit clients include, the Millennium Promise, Women’s Refugee Commission, HEAL Africa and the World Food Program. She has also received awards from the International Photography Awards, Gordon Parks Photography Foundation and Outdoor Photographer Magazine.Alissa also founded a non-profit organization, Care Through Action, to raise awareness and funds for victims of human rights abuses worldwide through documentary photography.
Alissa was recently featured in “O” the Oprah Magazine and Popular Photography, and in 2009 starred in “In Harm’s Way” a reality documentary show about war photographers on the CW. She received a BA in Political Science and International Relations from UCLA, served in the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa, and worked for three years as an investment banker with Robertson Stephens in San Francisco, CA. She speaks Spanish, French and Wolof and is currently based in New York.