Mark Tuschman has worked as an international freelance photographer for over 33 years. As a photographer committed to issues of global health and development, he was privileged to receive the Photographer of the Year Award from the Global Health Council in 2009-2010. His work has been featured in many internal health and development conferences, including the Pacific Health Summit in London in June 2010, a conference promoting women’s reproductive health care and the Audacia Forum; and a conference on girls’ education in New York in September 2011. In 2012, Tuschman's images were used to illustrate the UNFPA 7 Billion Campaign. His photographs were used to publicize and also exhibited at the Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia in 2013. In January 2012, he documented the issues of dowry abuse and child brides in India; this work was featured at a one-man show at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco. For the past two years, Tuschman has been featured in Global Visions, a retrospective juried exhibit at the World Affairs Council. In 2013, UNFPA used his photography to illustrate the State of the World Population, while the WHO is using his photography to illustrate their World Malaria Report. He was recently awarded the Grand Prize for socialdocumentary.net's international photo contest, co-sponsored by Management Science for Health. Over the years, Tuschman has collaborated with several NGOs, including the Global Fund for Women, EngenderHealth, Packard Foundation, Planned Parenthood, WomensTrust and UNFPA to document and promote the essential work of these groups and their grantees. In 2011 and 2012, he photographed a library of images for Planned Parenthood in Latin America and East Africa. He has also done extensive photography documenting corporate social responsibility programs. For Pfizer, Tuschman documented in Ethiopia and Vietnam trachoma prevention programs as well as a diabetes prevention program along the entire Mexican-American border. In Ghana, he documented malaria prevention programs in concurrence with Pfizer and Family Health International, and River Blindness clinical trials in conjunction with Wyeth and WHO. More recently, he documented social responsibility programs for Novartis, including treatment of leprosy in India and the Novartis Malaria Initiative in Africa and Asia. Tuschman plans to publish Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge, which will document the lack of autonomy that women and girls face in the developing world and all the efforts designed to empower them. He has been working on this project whenever possible over the course of the last ten years.
February 11, 2014