Susan Schulman is an award-winning video/photojournalist. Originally trained as a fine artist, she moved from her native New York to London in 1990 and worked as a filmmaker and editor before turning to photo-journalism full time in 2000 and video in 2008. During the past twelve years she has chronicled many of the world’s forgotten tragedies, from the horrors of childbirth in Sierra Leone and child soldiers in Sudan to the wretched plight of gold miners in the Amazon Basin. Through her characteristically frank and humane perspective, she has also captured soldiers and citizens caught up in some of the decade’s major conflicts, most notably from the frontlines of Iraq, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her work has been featured in the world’s foremost print and visual media, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, Architectural Digest (France), PBS, BBC and Channel 4. She has received numerous commissions from leading international organizations such as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the World Food Programme and Marie Stopes International, as well as Britain’s Department for International Development. In 2010, she received (with Ed Caesar) Amnesty International UK’s coveted Media Award for her devastating account of war and suffering in Africa’s Great Lakes region, ‘Congo – The Horror’, which appeared in GQ magazine.
July 25, 2012 / Susan Schulman
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"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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