Washington, DC photographer CHERYL DIAZ MEYER is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and visual editor who captures storytelling images through powerful moments, unique composition and beautiful light producing iconic photography from the intimate spaces of our homes, the nation’s capital to crisis zones worldwide.

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Cheryl Diaz Meyer is an extraordinary photographer with experience that is unmatched. Her compassion and expertise makes her integral to the photo community at large.  

Julianne Varacchi

Senior Photo Editor, ESPN

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She is one of the more thoughtful and perceptive photographers I’ve had the pleasure of working with on long-term documentary projects. Her commitment to storytelling and representing the people in her pictures with unbiased visual honesty is unparalleled. 

Cheryl is the consummate professional. She is a visual storyteller, she understands the requirement of the assignment, knows how to overcome obstacles and produce exceptionally powerful images in the face of great odds.

John Davidson

AME/Photography, The Dallas Morning News

Cheryl’s teachings do not come from the language of words but the language of meaning. The humanism in her photography inspires me, and I hope that every time I press the shutter on my camera my heart is in the right place.

Olga Jaramillo

Mentee and Student, Eddie Adams Workshop

Press

A female mental patient in a nightgown who earlier showed signs of agitation and anger lays on blankets on the floor while a guard armed with an AK-47 stands nearby.

Images from a Closed Ward

Michael Hersch

– a musical collaboration –

 

A Rohingya refugee man carries his unconscious wife to an auto rickshaw as they arrive to Bangladesh from Myanmar.

30 for 30
Eddie Adams Workshop

Iraqi man kissing the skull of his long deceased brother who was killed by Saddam Hussein's regime, at Abu Ghraib cemetery in Baghdad, Iraq.

Pulitzer Prize Special

Around the Lens

 

Rohingya boy Mohammadshofait Kurimulla looks out the door of the family's shelter, his face still covered in burn wounds from when their house was set on fire in Lambaghuna Moungdaw in Myanmar.

Humanity, Awards and What Makes An Impactful Photo

Megan Rummler

A female mental patient in a nightgown who earlier showed signs of agitation and anger lays on blankets on the floor while a guard armed with an AK-47 stands nearby.

Images from a Closed Ward

Michael Hersch

– a musical collaboration –

 

A Rohingya refugee man carries his unconscious wife to an auto rickshaw as they arrive to Bangladesh from Myanmar.

30 for 30
Eddie Adams Workshop

After not having seen each other for weeks during the war, Fatma Mohammad and Zubaida Salman hug each other fondly on the first day of their school reopening.

Behind the Lens: Interview with Cheryl Diaz Meyer
Impakter Magazine

An Iraqi girl looks through the burned skin on her brother's feet during the Iraq War.

Journalists in Iraq: Covering the War
C-SPAN

Young Iraqi boy smiling by a chalkboard where American soldiers left a message, "Iraq Is Free!"

2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Breaking News Photography
The Pulitzer Prizes

Photographer Cheryl Diaz Meyer wears a burka while working at an Iraqi orphanage after the invasion.

Reporting from Iraq/ASNE Panel
C-SPAN

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees with young children flee the violence in Myanmar to Bangladeshi shores, walking on a thin strip of land carrying sacks of their belongings on their shoulders.

Pinay Photographer recognized
Balitang America TFC

Myanmar's Rohingya refugee Anwara Nurhassan takes a boat from Chalpuridip, Bangladesh, as she journeys to refugee camps in search of safe haven.

Photographer Wins Big

PGCTVonline

 

U.S. Marine Brian Flaherty of New York works on a tank bladder in a dust storm during the Iraq War.

Iraq War Photographers/AAJA Panel

C-SPAN

Iraqi man kissing the skull of his long deceased brother who was killed by Saddam Hussein's regime, at Abu Ghraib cemetery in Baghdad, Iraq.

Pulitzer Prize Special

Around the Lens

 

Rohingya boy Mohammadshofait Kurimulla looks out the door of the family's shelter, his face still covered in burn wounds from when their house was set on fire in Lambaghuna Moungdaw in Myanmar.

Humanity, Awards and What Makes An Impactful Photo

Megan Rummler

After not having seen each other for weeks during the war, Fatma Mohammad and Zubaida Salman hug each other fondly on the first day of their school reopening.

Behind the Lens: Interview with Cheryl Diaz Meyer
Impakter Magazine

Young Iraqi boy smiling by a chalkboard where American soldiers left a message, "Iraq Is Free!"

2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Breaking News Photography
The Pulitzer Prizes

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees with young children flee the violence in Myanmar to Bangladeshi shores, walking on a thin strip of land carrying sacks of their belongings on their shoulders.

Pinay Photographer recognized
Balitang America TFC

Myanmar's Rohingya refugee Anwara Nurhassan takes a boat from Chalpuridip, Bangladesh, as she journeys to refugee camps in search of safe haven.

Photographer Wins Big

PGCTVonline

 

U.S. Marine Brian Flaherty of New York works on a tank bladder in a dust storm during the Iraq War.

Iraq War Photographers/AAJA Panel

C-SPAN

An Iraqi girl looks through the burned skin on her brother's feet during the Iraq War.

Journalists in Iraq: Covering the War
C-SPAN

Photographer Cheryl Diaz Meyer wears a burka while working at an Iraqi orphanage after the invasion.

Reporting from Iraq/ASNE Panel
C-SPAN

Why Choose Me

  • Highly skilled — from commercial lighting to breaking news
  • Creates powerful succinct images
  • Adept at prioritizing and juggling multiple tasks
  • Functions well under extreme stress
  • Dedicated to the truth
  • Self starter
  • Track record of success
  • Highly motivated
  • Collaborative team player
  • Flexible
  • Quick turnaround for deadlines
  • Excellent communicator
  • Responsive to client needs
  • Enjoys diverse assignments
  • Fearlessly approaches challenges
  • Creative and detail-oriented
  • Highly skilled — from commercial lighting to breaking news
  • Creates powerful succinct images
  • Adept at prioritizing and juggling multiple tasks
  • Functions well under extreme stress
  • Dedicated to the truth
  • Self starter
  • Track record of success
  • Highly motivated
  • Collaborative team player
  • Flexible
  • Quick turnaround for deadlines
  • Excellent communicator
  • Responsive to client needs
  • Enjoys diverse assignments
  • Fearlessly approaches challenges
  • Creative and detail-oriented

Publications / Clients

Names and Logos of companies where Cheryl Diaz Meyer has been published.