Emily Troutman is a writer and photographer. Her work focuses on people and communities in crisis. Emily began taking photographs as an extension of her travels and started the blog who we are / how we live in 2005.
Publications highlighting her work include AOL News, Agence France-Presse, Slate.com, Monocle Magazine, France 24 News and CNN.
She has worked in many countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan. From 2005 to 2008, she was based in Istanbul, Turkey.
From 2009 to 2011, Emily was based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she documented the aftermath and recovery from the devastating earthquake in January 2010. She originally visited the country in 2009 in her role as Citizen Ambassador to the United Nations.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic, an interdisciplinary school of liberal arts in coastal Maine. She has also received a Master of Public Policy with a focus on foreign affairs from the University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute. She speaks Turkish and Arabic.
She is originally from Catonsville, Maryland and is currently based in Washington, D.C.