Photo: Jacqui Ipp

Photo: Jacqui Ipp

Rosa Furneaux is a writer and photojournalist from England, based in San Francisco, California.

She is currently an editorial fellow at Mother Jones magazine, and freelances regularly as a photographer with the San Francisco Chronicle. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, VICE, Pacific Standard and other publications.

Her reporting interests cover human rights, health, climate and gender issues. With a focus on international journalism, Rosa has previously reported in East Africa, including assignments in Tanzania and Malawi. Her recent master’s thesis project, a long-form narrative feature, explored the connection between climate change and gender-based violence in northern Kenya.

She completed her Masters at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she studied narrative writing and photojournalism. In 2018, she received the university's Dorothea Lange Fellowship, and was awarded national first-place for feature writing in the SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards.


Awards & Honours

UC Berkeley Dorothea Lange Fellowship, 2018

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award
Region 11 First-Place (Features) 2017 and National First-Place (Features) 2017

The Guardian's Best Photographs of 2017

Broadly's Favorite Stories of 2017

Photographer's Forum Best of Photography Finalist, 2017

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award
Region 11 First-Place (Features) and National Third-Place (Features) 2016

First-Place Global Graduates Writing Award, 2015

First-Place Photography Award, Open Generation, 2015
Photography mentorship under artist Gayle Chong
Kwan, in partnership with Autograph ABP


Hafner Travel Fellowship, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, 2017-18

Hugh Fulton Byas Memorial Scholarship, 2017-18

Dean's Merit Fellowship, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, 2016-18



The Guardian
The San Francisco Chronicle
Pacific Standard Magazine

Broadly / VICE

East Bay Express
Oakland Magazine

Eastern Daily Press
Norwich Evening News



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