Rosa Furneaux is a photographer and writer from England, based in San Francisco, California.

She currently works as a freelance photographer with the San Francisco Chronicle, and as an editorial fellow at Mother Jones magazine. Her photographic work has appeared in The GuardianPacific Standard Magazine, STAT and other publications.

Her reporting interests cover human rights, health, climate and gender issues. With a focus on international journalism, Rosa has previously reported in East Africa, including assignments in Tanzania, Malawi and Kenya.

She completed her Masters in Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she studied photojournalism and narrative writing. In 2018, she received the university's Dorothea Lange Fellowship to continue a photographic project documenting the lives of adolescent sex workers in northern Kenya.

Her work was included in The Guardian's Best Photographs of 2017. Her recent project, "Where There's Smoke", is currently on display at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.


Awards & Honours

Eddie Adams Workshop XXXI

UC Berkeley Dorothea Lange Fellowship, 2018

Wayne F. Miller Award for Excellence in Photojournalism 2018

The Guardian's Best Photographs of 2017

Photographer's Forum Best of Photography Finalist, 2017

NPPA Student Clip Contest, 3rd Place Sports Feature, Q3 2017

1st Place Photography Award, Open Generation, April 2015
Photography mentorship under artist Gayle Chong Kwan, in partnership with Autograph ABP


Hafner Travel Fellowship, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, 2017-18

Hugh Fulton Byas Memorial Scholarship, 2017-18

Dean's Merit Fellowship, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, 2016-18


The Guardian
The San Francisco Chronicle
Pacific Standard Magazine
East Bay Express
Oakland Magazine
Eastern Daily Press
Norwich Evening News


+1 (510) 326-3755