Photojournalist Holly Pickett grew up in Butte, Montana. She earned degrees in journalism and history from the University of Montana in Missoula.
Holly was a staff photographer at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., from 2002 - 2007. She participated in the Missouri Photo Workshop in 2003. In early 2008 she moved to Cairo, Egypt, to pursue a freelance career. She was a 2008 Arthur F. Burns Fellow at the Sueddeutsche Zeitung in Munich, Germany.
Holly has worked in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Tunisia, Jordan, Oman, Gaza, Morocco, all over Egypt, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, and Burkina Faso.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Stern, NPR.org, Elle, Wall Street Journal, The Times (London), Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Miami Herald, The National (Abu Dhabi), USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, The Australian, and Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
Holly is currently in Istanbul, Turkey.