Sebastian Rich is a freelance photographer. View more of his work on his website.
Sebastian’s Recent Stories
World May 22Britons build scarecrows to say thank you to health care workers
The scarecrows, of all shapes and sizes and made by adults and children alike, stand like cheerful guards, showing their appreciation to members of the National Health Service.
Nation Mar 26In the middle of a pandemic, ‘babies come in the same way they always have’
As much of the rest of the country moved to isolate themselves and stay at home, these midwives checked in to work -- birth does not halt for pandemics.
Politics Feb 21Photo essay: ‘I thought I voted for the lesser of two evils’
The state has had a complicated relationship with President Donald Trump.
World May 28Photos: As roles for female UN peacekeepers grow, so do the dangers
Sebastian Rich visited the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, or UNIFIL, to learn about women in the military and their particular challenges.
World Nov 10Photos: Inside the pediatric unit of a Jordan refugee camp
Between October 2016 and August 2017, some 1,415 children have been born at this unit in Azraq, which averages six births a day.
World May 19Photos: Syrian orphans adjust to life after war and loss
Five-year-old Mustafa is slowly coping after years of screaming with night terrors, and memories of his mother and father lying bloodied in the dust in Aleppo, Syria.
World Mar 14A British photojournalist asked people around London to sum up their feelings about Brexit with one gesture
The U.K. voted to leave the European Union in a result that, like the US presidential election, divided the nation smack down the middle. That’s if we can call our now even lonelier little cold rock in the North Atlantic…
Politics Feb 22A British photojournalist asked people around D.C. to sum up their feelings about President Trump with one gesture
Never in my much-travelled life have I boarded a large commercial airliner where the cabin crew outnumbered the fare-paying passengers. To me this encapsulated heaven on Earth for the often poverty-stricken freelance journalist! To have a choice were I could…
World Aug 22Photos: ‘I saw many bad things,’ says boy who fought in South Sudan
Luny, 14, is one of the lucky ones. He was recently released from an armed group in South Sudan, where he spent three years of his young life.
World Jul 18Photos: A mother’s story of survival in drought-ridden Malawi
As one of the worst droughts ever recorded in Southern and Eastern Africa continues, photojournalist Sebastian Rich has been documenting the desperate lives of the most vulnerable affected in Malawi and Mozambique for UNICEF. View a collection of his photos.