Ricci Shryock is a photographer and journalist who has worked in West Africa since 2008. From her home in Dakar, Senegal she has covered a wide range of issues including Ebola, the ongoing migration crisis, street style in the region, women’s health and beyond. Throughout her work, she likes to focus on ideas of belonging and identity. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Der Spiegel, Vogue Italia, Buzzfeed and more. Open Society awarded some of her photographs from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa honorable mention in their “Ebola Through The Lens” contest. She is also a contributor to Everyday Africa and many of her images were included in the group’s first book, released in 2017. She has been awarded grants by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the International Women’s Media Foundation. Ricci taught photojournalism at Senegal’s premier public university, the University of Dakar, and has conducted multiple journalism trainings throughout the continent and is a mentor for the Everyday and Native Projects.
Freelance Photographer and Journalist
About Ricci Shryock