Rosem Morton is a Filipina documentary photographer, nurse and educator based in Baltimore, Maryland. Rosem utilizes lens-based storytelling and community engagement to examine intimacy and resilience amidst the prevalence of gender violence, health disparities and cultural displacement. Rosem is a National Geographic Explorer, who has spoken at numerous institutions and whose work has been published in National Geographic, New York Times, Washington Post, Propublica, Reuters, NPR and CNN.

Rosem is a member of Authority CollectiveWomen Photograph and Women Photojournalists of Washington.

Rosem is often found in the company of her husband, Ian, also a photographer and nurse, and their Shibas.
Based in Baltimore, Maryland

Columbia Journalism Review
National Press Club, Journalism Institute

2020 National Geographic COVID-19 Grant: Nursing Diaspora
2020 National Geographic COVID-19 Grant: Donning and Doffing
2020 National Geographic Photography Seminar Speaker
2020 14th Julia Cameron Award: Black and White Category
2019 We, Women Artist Grant
2019 National Geographic Explorer
2019 New York Times Portfolio Review
2019 Pictures of the Year Rising Star Scholar

Workshops and Mentorships
2020 Advanced Mentorship Program with James Estrin and Ed Kashi
2020 Women Photograph Mentorship Program
2019 Eddie Adams Workshop
2019 Missouri Photo Workshop
2019 International Women's Media Foundation HEFAT training

2020  Photoville: Donning and Doffing
2020  Photoville: Dear Survivor
2020 14th Julia Cameron Award Exhibition: Wildflower
2019 Women Photojournalist of Washington Juried Exhibition: Welcomed at Home

Rosem Morton

Rosem Morton is a documentary photographer and nurse based in Baltimore. Her visual storytelling explores the intersection of trauma, health and resilience.
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