Quarry workers in late afternoon and their day's production of bricks. Their long labor in the hot sun may result in creating 300 bricks a day and earning each worker $4.

Todd Shapera

Todds@cloud9.net 914-631-8353 United States and Canada

Topics of Focus

social conservation, environment, health, agriculture


Todd Shapera is a sensitive and worldly photographer.

He has photographed in 57 countries, often for leading global publications and agencies - including U.S. AID, World Bank, the Clinton Foundatoin, Winrock International, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundatin, Management Sciences for Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and, the Ecologic Development Fundand numerous United Nations and global development agencies. Publications where his photography and writing have appeared include The New York Times, The Financial Times, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Forbes, Fast Company and Professional Photographer magazine.

A few years ago, following a global competition, Todd  was awarded a fellowship to photograph health care reforms in Rwanda by Social Documentary.net and Management Sciences for Health.  His work was published by U.S. AID.

Previously in Africa, Todd documented rebuilding of war torn northern Uganda for U.S. AID and Winrock International.  In the arts, Todd documents garden dance and jazz performances in the garden of the Rockefeller Brothers Kykuit Estate and teaches photography workshps at Kykuit.  He was also a staff photographer for the U.S. team of 1,100 athletes and coaches at the 2013 Maccabi Games in Israel.

In a profile, Professional Photographer magazine wrote:  "Todd Shapera is driven by a passion to capture the inner beauty and resilience of individuals just about everywhere on earth.  He is linking disparate worlds through photography."

 He works out of a lower Hudson Valley farm house with his daughter and two shelter labs.