Gabriela Bulisova is a documentary photographer and multimedia artist based in Washington, DC. Her work focuses on underreported and overlooked stories affecting marginalized populations around the world and in the United States.
Bulisova has received numerous recognitions and awards, including:
• The National Press Photographers Association’s Short Grant for “Convictions”, a project on formerly incarcerated women of Washington, D.C.;
• Open Society Institute’s Moving Walls 18, for “Option of Last Resort,” a documentary project regarding Iraqi refugees in the United States;
• The Corcoran School of Art and Design Faculty Grant Award;
• The Aperture Portfolio Review Top Tier Portfolios of Merit;
• A CEC ArtsLink Projects grant;
• A Puffin Foundation Grant;
• The PDN Annual Photography Competition Winner in the Student Category;
• The CANON “Explorer of Light” award.
Bulisova was also a participant at the Eddie Adams Workshop for emerging photographers and a graduate fellow at the National Graduate Photography Institute at Columbia University in New York, NY.
In 2005, she was awarded the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. She teaches photojournalism at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, in Washington, D.C., and is a member of Metro Collective Photo Agency.