Valerie Plesch

Freelance photojournalist / Based in Washington, D.C.

Valerie Plesch is an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer from Washington, DC. From 2014-2019, she was based in Pristina, Kosovo focusing on the aftermath of war as well as covering breaking news, human rights issues,... read on
Focus: Photographer, Photojournalist, Photography
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Available in: Washington, D.C.
Focused on: Photographer, Photojournalist, Photography
Coverage Regions: Asia Europe USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, French
Years of experience: More than 10
Valerie Plesch is an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer from Washington, DC. From 2014-2019, she was based in Pristina, Kosovo focusing on the aftermath of war as well as covering breaking news, human rights issues, religion, sports, politics, and culture. Her work has been published in various news outlets including NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Vice, Politico, and Open Society Foundations. In 2014 she reported from Afghanistan during the presidential election for USA Today.

Before pursuing her passion for visual storytelling, Valerie was a project manager at Chemonics International, an international development consulting company in Washington, D.C. that provides technical assistance to countries around the world on behalf of USAID. Her work took her to post-conflict and post-disaster countries including Afghanistan, where she lived for one year, Pakistan, Indonesia and Haiti. 

Valerie has a bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado College and a master's degree in journalism from the Columbia University School of Journalism.


Visit my website: www.valerieplesch.com