Photo editor focusing on France, Africa, Middle East and Asia Education: American University of Paris, BA in International Communications Olivier Laurent is a foreign photo editor at The Washington Post, working with the organization's network of 27 reporters based in 19 foreign locations to offer a comprehensive international report, with a special focus on Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. He also partners with the Post's social team on photo-driven initiatives and contributes to InSight, the Post’s photography section. In 2019, he was part of the climate team that won the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for the 2ºC: Beyond the Limit series, which "showed with scientific clarity the dire effects of extreme temperatures on the planet." In 2018, he coordinated the newspaper's visual coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, working with Lorenzo Tugnoli, a contract photographer with the Post. The photo essay won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography as well as a World Press Photo. He joined the Post from TIME where he was the Editor of LightBox, the magazine’s photography website. LightBox provided a window into the process of how great photographs are made, and drew attention to inspiring projects and groundbreaking work by established masters and new pioneers. Previously, he was the Associate Editor for British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest running photography magazine established in 1854, and the Editor of FLTR, the first weekly magazine on smartphone photography. Born in France in 1980, he graduated from the American University of Paris in 2005 and immediately moved to London to pursue a career in journalism, starting in the financial sector on publications such as Dealing With Technology and Post Magazine, before joining British Journal of Photography in 2008. He is based in Washington, D.C. Foreign languages spoken: French
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