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Sally Stapleton

Photojournalistic Turbulence

October 12, 2011

Sally Stapleton is the former deputy executive photo editor of The Associated Press. During her tenure as the international editor, Stapleton led a team of photographers, based in Africa, to two Pulitzer Prizes in photography. Previous to the AP, she worked as a picture editor for The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Miami Herald and The Boston Globe, where she photographed the Chilean plebiscite that voted out dictator Augusto Pinochet and the drug wars in Colombia.

In 2004, Stapleton formed a nonprofit organization with the goal of establishing a media training center for working journalists in Kigali, Rwanda. She has served as a judge in international photography contests such as the World Press Photo Awards, Pictures of the Year Contest and the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards. Stapleton has organized and led numerous photography and multimedia workshops internationally including workshops in Algeria, Colombia and Rwanda, where she was awarded a Fulbright Grant to work with journalists in 2002.

She is a graduate of the photojournalism sequence at the University Of Missouri School of Journalism.