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, Eastern Daily Press and other publications.

Rosa has reporting experience in south-eastern Africa, including assignments in Tanzania and Malawi for UK and African NGOs and British newspapers. She previously served as a photography research associate for women's social enterprise Lensational, and arts and editorial intern at the East Bay Express.

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.


The Guardian
East Bay Express
Broadly / VICE

Eastern Daily Press
Norwich Evening News
Global Partnership for Education


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

Hugh Fulton Byas Memorial Scholarship,

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


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Rotary Prize for distinguished academic performance, University of Kent, 2016

1st Place Writing Award 2015, Global Graduates, February 2016

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