Renée Byer

Country: United States 🇺🇸

Renée C. Byer is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer/videographer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and Pulitzer Finalist in 2013. Known for her ability to translate stark statistics into images that connect us to our humanity, she has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. In 2017 her photo project, “No Safe Place,” chronicling the plight of Afghan SIV’s as they struggle in the U.S., facing poverty and violence exhibited at Visa Pour L’Image.
Byer’s internationally acclaimed book, interactive exhibition and documentary, “Living on a Dollar a Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor,” illuminates the stories of people living on the brink of survival, and invites you to put an end to extreme poverty.