is a photojournalist, writer, editor, and journalist safety trainer based in New York City. Her professional journalism experience spans two decades, one of which she spent as a Middle East-based freelancer–covering stories about human migration, social movements, the costs of conflict, and gender issues. Before moving overseas, she was a staff photographer at The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Wash. She has reported from dozens of countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Gaza, Egypt, Yemen, Turkey, Lebanon, Greece, Russia, Sierra Leone, and Sudan. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Le Monde, TIME, Stern, NPR.org, and The New Republic, among many others. Holly was a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee and an International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) African Great Lakes Reporting fellow in Rwanda and DRC. She is a member of the Everyday Projects and Women Photograph photo collectives. She is also a member of the IWMF’s inaugural cohort of Next Gen Safety Trainers, an initiative to make journalist safety training more contemporary, holistic, and inclusive. Holly completed her NYU GLOJO (Near Eastern studies) master’s in 2021 while continuing to freelance in New York.