|About the Artist:
Alex Potter is an emerging photojournalist with a focus on people and nations in transition. In 2011, she completed a VII Masterclass with Ron Haviv, followed several Occupy movements, and in February, set out for the Middle East. She ended up in Yemen just before the presidential elections and stayed to document their transition. She is presently in Minneapolis completing a project on young Somali-Americans. Alex has been chosen for the 2012 Eddie Adams workshop, shortlisted for the Lucie Awards Emerging Photographer Award, and chosen as a 2012 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. She has been published through Reuters, JO Magazine, The Land News and a variety of online publications. She plans to return to Yemen in August and move to Lebanon in September to start her Rotary year.
Alex graduated from Bethel University with a BS, Nursing, but her various travels and interactions with those in need convinced her of life-changing power of photography. She has been on this path ever since.
Alex is based in Minneapolis and available for assignment.