Video journalist Education: SUNY Purchase School of Art + Design
Zoeann Murphy is a video journalist at The Washington Post. In recent years she’s reported on the European migrant crisis, the global rise of border walls, the protests at Standing Rock, and the devastating hurricanes that ravaged the United States in 2017.
Murphy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from SUNY Purchase School of Art + Design and a Masters in New Media Photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Her work has been recognized by World Press Photo, National Press Foundation,The Murrows, Pictures of the Year International, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and others.
The Tornillo Port of Entry on the U.S.-Mexico border has become a regular staging ground for protests against President Trump’s immigration policies. The detention center there holds around 300 migrant children. Outraged over family separation, some activists are calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, to be disbanded.
Parents of separated children spoke publicly at the Annunciation House in El Paso. Their supporters including renowned civil rights leader Dolores Huerta protested outside of Tornillo Detention Center where 300 kids are being held.
Sally Tennant’s business had just recovered from the 2016 flash flood in Ellicott City when she was hit hard by another storm. Her downtown store, Discoveries, is devastated and she’s calling on the county to take a closer look at the city’s vulnerability to flooding.