Lori Waselchuk

Adjunct Instructor of Photojournalism
Degree programs: 
BFA Fine Art Photography
MA New Media Photojournalism

Personal Information

Lori Waselchuk is a documentary photographer whose photographs have appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide, including Newsweek, LIFE, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. She has produced photographs for several international aid organizations including CARE, the UN World Food Program, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the Vaccine Fund. She is a recipient of the Aaron Siskind Foundation’s 2009 Individual Photographer Fellowship, a 2008 Distribution Grant from the Documentary Photography Project of the Open Society Institute, the 2007 PhotoNOLA Review Prize, and the 2004 Southern African Gender and Media Award for Photojournalism. Waselchuk was also a nominee for the 2009 Santa Fe Prize for Photography, a finalist in the 2008 Aperture West Book Prize, and a finalist in the 2006 and 2008 Critical Mass Review.

Occupation: 

Ms. Lori Waselchuk is a freelance documentary photographer based in Philadelphia.

College or University: 
Univerisity of Minnesota
Exhibitions: 

Ms. Waselchuk’s Grace Before Dying, a photographic documentary about the Louisiana prison hospice, generated a publication and a traveling exhibition that showed in prisons and public spaces in Philadelphia, PA; Boise, ID; Washington, D.C.; and elsewhere. 

Awards: 

2004 Southern African Gender and Media Award for Photojournalism

2006 and 2008 finalist, Critical Mass Review

2007 PhotoNOLA Review Prize

2008 finalist, Aperture West Book Prize

2009 nominee, Santa Fe Prize for Photography

2012 Pew Fellow in the Arts

Publications: 

Ms. Waselchuk's images have appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide, including Newsweek, Time, Life, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. 

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Ms. Waselchuk's work is project-based and interactive; she engages in conversation and collaboration with the people she photographs, which often leads to new and unexpected artistic directions. Ms. Waselchuk’s photographs of post-Katrina New Orleans and the hospice at Angola Prison in Louisiana bring us into intimate contact with these complex subjects. She is currently working on a project that will reveal the individual and shared histories of this Philadelphia’s diverse citizenry through interviews and photographs of block captains in the city’s neighborhoods.
Lloyd Bone Drives the Funeral Hearse, 2007