Mariella Furrer

Mariella Furrer is a Swiss/Lebanese social documentary photographer who studied at the International Center of Photography, NYC, and has lived most of her life in Kenya. She is the author of award winning book, My Piece of Sky: Stories of Child Sexual Abuse. The book, which presents over 600 pages, is a collection of photographs, interviews, artwork, journals and poetry about child sexual abuse. She is also the recipient of multiple grants and awards, and is one of three photographers featured in “Beyond Assignment”, a documentary produced by The Knight Center for International Media and the University of Miami, USA, 2011. Mariella has given talks about her work on child sexual abuse, internationally, including TEDxJohannesburg – Decoding Greatness, 2018, and has been interviewed about this work by various TV programmes, and news publications, including Christiane Amanpour, CNN, BBC, O Magazine among others. Mariella can communicate in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Swahili.