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Valerie P.

Washington, DC, USA

3 reviews

$350 - $800 / Day

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About Valerie

I am a freelance photographer based in Washington, DC, my home town. From 2014-2019, I was based in Kosovo and covered post-war life, human rights issues, religion, sports, politics, and culture through feature stories and breaking news. I have profiled Kosovo’s first female president for Al Jazeera English, the rise of ISIS fighters leaving Kosovo for Syria and Iraq for Al Jazeera America, shot photos for a travel piece for The Washington Post, and photographed a groundbreaking music festival for The New York Times. I have also reported from Afghanistan, Nepal, Vietnam, Albania and Greece.

Top Reviews

  • January 2022

    Valerie is a talented photographer and storyteller who did a fantastic job on this project. It was a pleasure working with her. We would definitely work with her again in the future.

    - Matthew from LXTV

Top Services

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    2 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    2 reviews
  • Reporter / Journalist

Top Projects

  • NBCLX: Still Photography and Video Project

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Ieman Marouf is a first-generation Egyptian American, and a single mom of two. She works as a medical assistant in Reston, Virginia, part of Fairfax County — one of the priciest counties in the nation. For our “Standing Still” photo series, Marouf talked to NBCLX contributor Valerie Plesch about making ends meet, getting back on her feet after catching COVID-19 and losing her job, and her goal to get her bachelor’s degree and become a nurse.

    Produced for LXTV on Storyhunter

    January 2022

  • Election day in Afghanistan largely peaceful

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • Reporter / Journalist

    My coverage of the historic presidential elections in Afghanistan for USA Today

  • Kosovo tries to stem flow of ISIL recruits

    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • Reporter / Journalist

    This feature takes an in-depth look into why so many Kosovars are leaving their homeland to fight with ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

  • On the road with Kosovo's first female president

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    Feature story with my photos on Kosovo's first female president for special series produced by Al Jazeera English.

  • Life near coal mines: Kosovo's dying villages

    • Reporter / Journalist
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

    Feature story with my photos for Al Jazeera English about Kosovo's coal mines



  • DSLR or equivalent
  • 4K video camera


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

All Services


  • Fixer

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Event Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

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