Salwan Georges

Washington, D.C.

International, National, and Regional Coverage

Education: Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., BA in Journalism

Salwan Georges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for The Washington Post. He studied journalism at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. In 2020, Georges was awarded a Pulitzer Prize with his team for covering climate change around the world. In 2023, he was named Photographer of the Year by National Press Photographers Association for his work covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the race to save Black Rhinos in Africa, and the fentanyl crisis in U.S. and Mexico. In 2021, Georges was named Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International for covering a racial rec
Latest from Salwan Georges

This underground bike race features clowns, aliens and Mario Kart

The Garage Racing National Championships have become a wacky, underground tradition in Arlington and Northern Virginia and a beloved event for D.C.'s cyclists.

May 5, 2023

The Iraq I never knew

What is it like to leave a country in crisis - only to return years later to a devastated homeland? Today, a Post photojournalist journeys back to Iraq after 24 years.

April 7, 2023

The Iraq I never knew

Post photojournalist Salwan Georges returned to Iraq for the first time since he left in 1998 to document how his homeland has changed over the last two decades.

March 19, 2023

    The ancient Turkish city that ceased to exist after the earthquakes

    The two massive earthquakes on Feb. 6 spread destruction across southern Turkey, but the devastation in Antakya stands out.

    February 24, 2023

    ‘I just want my mother’: Syria, Turkey struggle to care for orphans after quakes

    Families and authorities in Turkey and Syria are still trying to figure out how many children have been orphaned by the quakes, and how to care for them.

    February 14, 2023

    Here’s what the deadliest drug-related public health crisis in American history looks like

    It’s one fentanyl overdose every seven minutes. Teams of paramedics responding to frantic emergency calls, trying to revive victims, often arriving too late.

    December 26, 2022

    To live and die in Tijuana

    Tijuana is now the busiest fentanyl trafficking hub into the United States. Addicts, journalists and police navigate a city in disarray. And then there is José.

    December 14, 2022

      Photographing America’s deadly fentanyl epidemic

      Photojournalist Salwan Georges shows what it was like to capture America's deadly fentanyl epidemic.

      December 13, 2022

      Cause of death: Washington faltered as fentanyl gripped America

      Fentanyl presented the biggest challenge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 50-year history. It faltered, according to former agents and DEA officials.

      December 12, 2022

      Yellowstone is this town’s golden ticket. Climate change risks that.

      Extreme weather from climate change is putting the pressure on business owners in gateway towns around national parks.

      July 25, 2022