Daphne Henning is a 28 year-old freelance photojournalist and writer currently based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. Her main topics of interest are human rights, sexual violence, and development, especially relating to the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.
She has been working with digital photography for almost 10 years, cutting her teeth on local event photography and creative work in Wilmington, NC. Since then, her extensive traveling and passion for people have turned her hobby into a drive for a meaningful career.
Daphne has four years of experience in journalism, including writing, radio and video production. She has lived and worked in the U.S., Denmark, and the U.K., and has freelanced for organisations in Canada, Spain, and China.
In 2013, Daphne earned her Bachelor's in International Studies cum laude with a Minor in International Politics from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In 2017, she completed the joint Erasmus Mundus Master's in Journalism, Media and Globalisation through the Danish School of Media and Journalism. She specialised in War & Conflict Reporting at Swansea University in Wales. Her dissertation, "Atrocious Aesthetics," explored the construction of images of sexual violence and genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In 2017, Daphne was enrolled at the EIUC School of Human Rights in Venice, Italy, participating in the Sexual Violence in Conflict programme. Most recently, Daphne has been stringing for Pear Video, based in Shanghai, China, and writing for GIG Soup, in London.
In her spare time she can be found planning her next trip, engrossed in a war memoir, or playing Briscola in bars with strangers.