Samantha K. Appleton, BA

Freelance Photojournalist
Samantha Appleton is a photographer and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Her work combines art and history to explain the complicated components of large news stories. She has covered many of the most tumultuous, human-made events of the past decade. Primary stories have included conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon, social issues in Africa, and immigration issues in the US. She was an official White House photographer for the Obama administration from 2009-2012. Appleton co-founded the photo agency Noor Images to promote projects in support of human rights and social justice. She has won numerous awards including Pictures of the Year, World Press Master Class, American Photography and Camera Arts.


  • BA University of Washington