About Holly Pickett

Holly Pickett grew up in Butte, Montana and studied journalism and history at the University of Montana in Missoula. She was a staff photographer at the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Wash., before moving to Cairo, Egypt, to freelance. Holly has worked in Afghanistan, Libya, Tunisia, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Gaza, Jordan, Yemen and all over Egypt. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Paris Match, Stern, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, NPR.org, The (London) Times, The Daily Telegraph, The National, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Elle.


  • Freedom to Create commended artist, traveling group exhibit. Ana Tazrev Gallery New York, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Mumbai, National Gallery Sarajevo, 2011
  • Conflict Zone, a benefit for severely wounded veterans and their families, traveling group exhibit. Expo 72 Gallery Chicago, National Press Club Washington D.C., Poynter Institute St. Petersburg FL, 2011
  • Youth Image Project, helping at-risk teens through documentary photography classes, group exhibit. Walking Man Gallery, Whitefish Mont., 2011
  • Women in Photojournalism national juried group exhibit. 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
Holly lives in Cairo, Egypt.