Sarah L. Voisin

Sarah L. Voisin was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1971. She graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., with a bachelor’s degree in 1993 and received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1997.

After several internships, including positions at La Prensa Grafica in El Salvador and the Times Picayune in New Orleans, Voisin began freelancing in Washington, D.C. She joined The Washington Post as a staff photographer in 1998.

Voisin is co-founder and co-director of Women Photojournalists of Washington. She has won numerous awards from the White House News Photographers Association, the National Press Photographers Association, the Best of Photojournalism contest and the Pictures of the Year contest. In 2007 she was awarded Cliff Edom’s “New America Award” for her coverage of Latino immigration.

Her work on the war on drugs in Mexico has been widely recognized. It won the John Faber Award by the Overseas Press Club for best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers and wire services, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for International Photography, and a special mention by the 2010 Hillman Prize for Photojournalism as well as numerous other awards.

She became the proud parent of Isabel Rebekah Funez on September 15, 2010.

Featured Work

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: A nurse-in at the Hirshhorn Museum was held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 to raise awareness and show support of DC's Child's Right to Nurse Law. Recently a mother, Nori Atia, was asked to move along by security guards while breastfeeding her baby at the museum. This was contrary to district law that protects a woman's right to feed any place public or private. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)