Alex Potter’s Profile

Me Against My Brother By Alex Potter
Me Against My Brother
Once a beautiful port city in northern Lebanon, Tripoli has descended into darkness in the wake of Syria's civil war. Sectarian and political conflict is on the rise, doing just as much damage to civilians psyche as the crumbling buildings throughout the city. The need for power and growing hatred has turned brother against brother once again in Lebanon.
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Alex Potter is a photojournalist with particular interest in people and nations in transition. After growing up in rural Minnesota, Alex completed a Nursing degree at Bethel University in St Paul. Following graduation, she changed her path and turned toward a career in photography.  Her nursing degree has thus far proved useful.

In 2011, she completed a VII Master Class at Maine Media Workshops, 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 transition. Alex has been recognized by the Lucie Foundation, American Photography, PDN Photo Annual, and the Chris Hondros Student Fellowship. She spent 2012 as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Lebanon.

Alex is currently based in Yemen, but is available for assignment anywhere. 

Alex Potter

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American University of Beirut

Arabic Language

Rotary Scholar 2012-2013 

Maine Media Workshops

VII Master Class with Ron Haviv                       

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Health Emergencies in Large Populations

Certificate Course 2011

Bethel University

Bachelors of Science Nursing


2014   - American Photography, AP 30

2013    -           Lucie Foundation Emerging Photographer, Shortlisted
-                American Photography, AP 29
-                PDN Photo Annual, Student Award
-                New York Times Portfolio Review

2012    -           Eddie Adams Workshop
            -           Chris Hondros Fellow at EAW
            -           Lucie Foundation Emerging Photographer, Shortlisted
            -           Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar
            -           Glimpse Correspondent

2011    -           Sony World Photo, Commended

Client List    
Associated Press

Esquire Middle East
Foreign Policy in Focus
Glimpse Magazine
Global Post

Human Rights Watch

Middle East Economic Digest


Saferworld UK



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