Olivier Laurent

Washington, D.C.

Senior photo assignment editor focusing on Africa, Middle East and Asia

Education: American University of Paris, BA in International Communications

Olivier Laurent is a senior photo assignment editor at The Washington Post, overseeing photo coverage across the foreign, climate and health & science desks, while also working with the organization’s network of foreign correspondents and writers 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. Over the years, he has received multiple photo editing awards in the Best of Photojournalism and Pictures of the Y
Latest from Olivier Laurent

Ukrainians reflect on a year of loss, unity and fear

Since Russia launched its full-scale invasion on Ukraine one year ago, every Ukrainian’s life has changed — in ways both big and small.

February 22, 2023

    The earthquake’s widespread destruction, in photos, maps and videos

    An early-morning earthquake Monday was centered in southern Turkey, but its effects were felt by millions across the region, from Kahramanmaras, to Aleppo, to Damascus.

    February 6, 2023

    Brazilians gather to honor soccer superstar Pelé

    Multitudes of fans are expected to pay their respects to Pelé, the Brazilian soccer superstar who died last week.

    January 2, 2023

    A photographer cherishes ‘all the little things’ after mother’s death

    Photographer Lori Grinker documents the breakdown of a person, both in mind and body. The resulting images have received this year's Bob and Diane Fund award.

    November 28, 2022

    Photographing America’s diners: When nostalgia becomes political

    Lunch Poems, it is a continuation of what Leah Frances started with American Squares, but with a more political undertone.

    September 26, 2022

    These are the winners of Apple’s macro photography contest

    The photos include close-up of flowers and plants and, in one stunning instance, melting snowflakes on a dog's fur.

    April 13, 2022

    Photos show the covid-19 emergency in Hong Kong

    New covid infections in Hong Kong have broken records daily, reaching more than 7,000 this week.

    February 22, 2022

    A photographic collaboration born from the wounds of dementia

    Cheryle St. Onge's work has won the Bob and Diane Fund, a photographic award solely dedicated to work that increases the understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

    December 13, 2021

    These are the winners of the iPhone Photography Awards

    Each year, and ever since the introduction 14 years ago of the iPhone, thousands of photographers have sent their best images for a chance to be recognized in the iPhone Photography Awards. Here are this year's winners.

    July 22, 2021