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.
Ms. Lori Waselchuk is a freelance documentary photographer based in Philadelphia.
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.
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
Ms. Waselchuk's images have appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide, including Newsweek, Time, Life, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times.