Staff Photojournalist Education: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. Journalism
Carolyn Van Houten is a staff photojournalist at the Washington Post. Previously, she worked at the San Antonio Express-News and held internships at National Geographic, The Tampa Bay Times, and The Chicago Tribune, among others. She studied journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Honors & Awards:
Pictures of the Year International's Newspaper Photographer of the Year, 2016
College Photographer of the Year, 2015
PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, 2017
Hearst Journalism Awards Photojournalism National Champion, 2015
Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia National Champion, 2014
Professional Affiliations: National Press Photographers Association
Once the symbol of America’s broken border, San Diego today is the place Trump and his top Homeland Security officials point to as proof that “walls work.” Yet the latest Homeland Security data show that border walls do not necessarily work in the way the president says.
Photographer Carolyn Van Houten captured the Washington, D.C. visit of two Boko Haram child bride survivors. They shared their horrific stories with U.S. lawmakers in the hopes of helping others still enslaved.