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We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Marilyn Stafford,

the eponymous heroine of the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award,

launched in 2017 in her honour and facilitated by FotoDocument.

She passed away peacefully on 2nd January 2023 surrounded by loved ones.

For enquiries and to read about her extraordinary life, please visit

Our deepest condolences go to her daughter, Lina Clerke, and grandson Tenzin Christopher Clerke, and to her extended family, friends and supporters.

Donations can be made in her memory to her two causes:

Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award for female documentary photographers,

and / or Amnesty International

The 2023 FotoAward will launch on 18 March, following International Women’s Day 2023.