Alex Potter is an emerging photojournalist with particular interest in people and nations in transition. After growing up in the cornfields of Minnesota, Alex pursued a nursing degree through Bethel University in Minnesota. While working for the university newspaper, she realized her passions led her instead toward photography. Alex decided to finish her nursing degree while individually pursuing photojournalism.
In 2011 she completed a Master Class with Ron Haviv of VII Agency, followed several Occupy movements, and in February, set out for the Middle East. She ended up in Yemen just before the presidential elections and stayed to document the country’s transition for two months. Presently, she is finishing a long term project on the identity struggle of young Somali immigrants in Minneapolis.
Alex has been shortlisted for the Lucie Foundation Emerging Photographer Award and chosen as a 2012 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Her work has been published through Reuters, JO Magazine, Boreal Collective, and small Midwest publications. Alex plans to move back to Yemen in August, then to Lebanon for the Rotary in September.
Alex Potter CV
2011Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Concentration, International Studies
Maine Media Workshops
VII Masterclass, Ron Haviv
Public Health Nurse
State of Minnesota
Health Emergencies in Large Populations Certificate
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health / ICRC
Basic Life Support
American Red CrossState of Minnesota
English - Native Language
Spanish - ILR 3
Bengali - ILR 1
Arabic - ILR 1