Alex Potter (b. 1989) is a documentary photographer from the Midwest living in the Middle East. Since 2012, she has focused on the effect of mutual mistrust on communities, the conflict it creates, and effect on future generations. In her work, Alex aims to bridge the gap between the foreign and familiar by creating thought-provoking and emotional images. Alex has been selected for the LOOKBetween Fellowship, the NYTimes Portfolio Review, the Eddie Adams Workshop and was a recipient of the Chris Hondros Student Fellowship. She spent a year in Lebanon as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and her work has been recognized by American Photography, the Lucie Foundation, PX3, and the Oscar Barnack Foundation. Alex is a founding member of the Koan Collective of photographers.
Making a KillingA Rare Look at Yemen’s War, Where Children Starve and Hospitals Are on Life-Support
Photojournalist Alex Potter chronicles the suffering of Yemenis after three years of fighting and near famine.
Making a Killing“It Took Us Over a Week to Find All the Body Parts”
Yemeni villagers recount the horror of looking for their children after a Saudi Arabian airstrike on a wedding party.
A Photo Essay on Yemen’s Victims of Saudi Airstrikes
On July 6, 2015, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed over 30 civilians in Al Joob, a village located in Amran, a rural governorate north of Sanaa.