Imogen Piper


Motion Graphics Reporter

Education: Goldsmiths University of London, MA in Research Architecture, BA in Design

Imogen Piper is a motion graphics reporter for The Washington Post's Visual Forensics team. Before joining The Post, she worked as an investigator at conflict monitor Airwars. While receiving her master's in research architecture at Goldsmiths University of London, Piper was trained in visual investigative techniques by Forensic Architecture researchers. She subsequently worked with Forensic Architecture and Bellingcat to report on the police response during the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, analyzing and geolocating videos showing police violence against journalists, medics and protest
Latest from Imogen Piper

Israeli agents conducted raid against militants in civilian area, killing a child

A 3D reconstruction by The Washington Post of a March 16 raid captures the increasingly deadly tactics used by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.

May 26, 2023

U.S. officials walk back claim drone strike killed senior al-Qaeda leader

Terrorism experts and the dead man’s family have cast doubt on a Pentagon statement indicating the operation targeted an influential member of the terrorist organization.

May 18, 2023

3D analysis shows how Israeli troops fired into group of civilians

In an incident last month that left two Palestinians dead, troops shot at least 14 times in four seconds while civilians would have been visible.

March 10, 2023

Brazil’s military police initially stood by as Bolsonaro supporters rioted

A review of over 150 videos and images reveals that rank-and-file officers tasked with securing the streets around government buildings did little at first to stop the assault.

January 28, 2023

Satellite images show crowds at China’s crematoriums as covid surges

An analysis of satellite images and videos finds a dramatic increase in activity at funeral homes, undermining Chinese claims that outbreaks are under control.

January 9, 2023

Videos of Brazil attack show striking similarities to Jan. 6

Two years after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, a group of Bolsonaro supporters attacked Brazil’s government buildings in similar ways.

January 9, 2023

    Uvalde records reveal chaotic medical response as victims lost blood

    Previously unreleased video, audio and interviews for the first time show helicopter and ambulance delays after police finally confronted the Robb Elementary shooter.

    December 20, 2022

    Evin on fire: What really happened inside Iran’s most notorious prison

    A Post investigation into the disaster at Iran's Evin prison finds at least one fire was a result of arson and guards used live ammunition against prisoners.

    October 25, 2022

    The scale of Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, visualized

    The Post identified eight energy facilities, in six regions, that were damaged or destroyed by missiles and kamikaze drones, cutting electricity, heat and hot water in many cities.

    October 17, 2022

    How police action in Indonesia led to a deadly crush in the soccer stadium

    Videos provided exclusively to The Post show that police fired at least 40 nonlethal munitions at soccer fans in Kanjuruhan stadium, leading to panic.

    October 6, 2022