Tara Todras-Whitehill is a photojournalist, visual storyteller, and communications consultant. She is based in Istanbul and has lived in the Middle East for over 12 years. She documents stories of vulnerable populations, especially women and refugees from the Middle East and Africa. She was a staff photographer with the Associated Press for several years, during which time she documented the 2011 revolutions in Egypt and Libya. She works for the NY Times, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed and Vanity Fair, among others. She co-founded an innovative storytelling agency, Vignette, which she ran for six years. The company created multimedia projects for NGOs and foundations such as UNICEF, Amnesty International, Sesame Street, the Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the International Rescue Committee. In 2016 she received a World Press Photo award for her work in Sierra Leone with the NY Times, and she has received grants from the European Journalism Centre and IWMF to create stories about women's access to abortion worldwide.