Photo: Jacqui Ipp

Photo: Jacqui Ipp

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

She currently works as a freelance photographer with the San Francisco Chronicle and East Bay Express. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, VICE, Pacific Standard and other publications.

With a focus on international journalism,Rosa has previously reported in East Africa, including assignments in Tanzania, Malawi and Kenya. Her reporting interests emphasise human rights, health, education and gender issues. She is currently completing her master’s thesis project; a collection of stories covering child sex trafficking and gender-based violence in northern Kenya and Kakuma Refugee Camp.

She is a master's candidate at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Supported by a Dean's Merit Fellowship, she studies photojournalism and narrative writing.


Awards & Honours

The Guardian's Best Photographs of 2017

Broadly's Favorite Stories of 2017

Photographer's Forum Best of Photography Finalist, 2017

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

Hugh Fulton Byas Memorial Scholarship, 2017-18

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

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

1st Place Global Graduates Writing Award, 2015

1st Place Photography Award, Open Generation Festival, 2015
Photography mentorship under artist Gayle Chong
Kwan, in partnership with Autograph ABP



The Guardian
The San Francisco Chronicle
Pacific Standard Magazine

Broadly / VICE

East Bay Express
Oakland Magazine

Eastern Daily Press
Norwich Evening News
Global Partnership for Education


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