Mallory Benedict is a photo editor for National Geographic Magazine, commissioning original photography across print, digital, and mobile platforms. She uses the past to understand present-day issues in her work, including stories on the legacy of the Suffrage movement and importance of lullabies as a tool for healing around the world.
In 2021 Mallory was named a finalist for Photo Editor of the Year by NPPA, and her work has been recognized by the American Society of Magazine Editors, Society of Publication Designers, National Press Photographer’s Association, and Pictures of the Year International. She is also the Program’s Manager for Women Photograph — an initiative designed to elevate the work of women and non-binary photographers around the globe.
Mallory graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism where she studied photojournalism, anthropology, and political science.