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Francine Orr

Orr has been a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times since 2000. Previously, she was as a staff photographer at the Kansas City Star. She has worked extensively in the Pacific Islands, Africa and Asia, focusing on poverty, corruption, HIV/AIDS and victims of rebels, rape and the Asian tsunami. Her six-part series "Living on Pennies," inspired readers to donate tens of thousands of dollars to aid agencies working in Africa. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Photography in 2012. Other awards include the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, honored by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Center for Public Integrity’s Daniel Pearl Award, Pictures of the Year International, among others.