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Mallory Benedict

Digital Photo Editor, National Geographic

​Mallory is a digital photo editor for National Geographic where she works on original cross-platform storytelling on the website, Instagram and Snapchat. She is also the photo editor for National Geographic's Special


Investigative Unit, dedicated to exposing wildlife crime through in-depth reporting. She has worked on stories that have been recognized in Pictures of the Year International and Society of Publication Designers. She is also Managing Director of Women Photograph, an initiative designed to elevate the voice of female visual journalists. It consists of online database of over 500 female and non-binary photographers from around the world, as well as programs for grants, travel stipends, workshops and mentorship.