Quarry workers in late afternoon and their day's production of bricks. Their day long labor in the hot sun may result in creating 30 bricks, earning each worker less than $4.

Todd Shapera

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


Todd Shapera is a sensitive and worldly photographer. 

In 2013, following a global competition, Todd  was awarded a fellowship to photograph health care in Africa by Social Documentary.net and Management Sciences for Health.  He  traveled to Rwanda. 

Previously in Africa, Todd documented rebuilding of war torn northern Uganda for U.S. AID and Winrock International.  During the summer of 2013, he was a staff photographer for the U.S. team of 1,100 athletes and coaches at the Maccabi Games in Israel.

Todd’s photography and writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Financial Times of London, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Forbes,  Fast Company, and numerous United Nations and global development agencies.  Foundation clients have included the Clinton Foundatoin, Winrock International, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Management Sciences for Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and, the Ecologic Development Fund.

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.