Tracey Shelton has been working in Middle East and North African conflict zones since 2009. After several years as senior correspondent for the Boston-based international news group GlobalPost, Shelton chose to return to freelance work covering Syria, Iraq and Libya.
Working across platforms as a writer, photographer and multimedia producer, her work gained worldwide attention during coverage of Muammar Gaddafi's capture in Sirte, Libya, and frontline clashes during the Syrian conflict in Aleppo.
Her articles, photography and video news coverage have featured in TIME magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, and many other channels, websites and publications.

MA – Multimedia Journalism / University of Bolton 2012

2014 Shortlisted for International Journalist of the Year - One World Media for written reports and video news updates from Iraq and Lebanon covering developments involving the Islamic State and other regional political and miliatry groups.

2014 IPA International Photography Awards - Photo series titled 'As Syria bleeds' in the category war/conflict.

2013 George Polk Award - Video news reporting for the series INSIDE SYRIA, detailing the tragedy of life in a civil war. The award was presented by Carl Bernstein who commended Shelton's work for communicating the human tragedy of the conflict in Syria in a way that is impossible to ignore or forget.

2013 POYi Pictures of the Year International - Award of Excellence in Multimedia for One Hospital's Story, a tribute to the inspiring medical team of Dar al Sheifa Hospital, Aleppo.

2013 Vice Chancellor's Award, Student's prize and Governor's Prize – All three awards were received for the highest academic results at Bolton Univeristy.

2012 Overseas Press Club Award – Best coverage throughout a 72-hour period of a breaking news event, awarded to Global Post for Shelton's coverage of Gaddafi's capture and the fall of Sirte to revolutionary forces in Libya.

2011 Peabody Award – Video news coverage for GlobalPost's "On Location".

2009 World Association of Newspapers-IFRA – Cross media award.
As photo editor of the Phnom Penh Post, Shelton's photography/video team received this award for coverage of an influenza epidemic in Siem Reap.

2008 The Society of Publishers in Asia award for Excellence in News Photography – In her first year as photo editor of the Phnom Penh Post Shelton's team received this award for coverage of violent land evictions in Phnom Penh’s Boung Kok district.

Toppling Gaddafi: The Revolution through Libyan Eyes
Released October 20, 2012 - the 1st anniversary of the end of the Libyan uprising.
From the frontlines to the hospitals and support centers of Libya's iconic uprising, this book collects the stories of the people who fought, suffered and emerged victorious. These are the heart-rending, and often inspiring, accounts of nine revolutionaries, as told in their own words, images and artwork. This book came from more than a year of living and working with the Libyan people. It was inspired by the courage, solidarity and sacrifice that carried them to victory.
Click here to access an online version or download from the itunes store.

We Can Be…
Released at the Sydney Opera House Oct 10, 2009.
This publication was written, photographed and designed for the children of Sunrise Village. It explores through pictures the daily lives, activities and ambitions of the children of Sunrise, a Cambodian orphanage I have been involved with for 15 years.

Dance to the Light
Released at the Sydney Opera House Oct 10, 2009.
Photography of classic Khmer dancing in the traditional settings of the Cambodian countryside.

Dance to the Light
Foreign Correspondents Club, Phnom Penh.
All proceeds were donated to the Sunrise Children’s Village Education Fund

PEN America
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