Eva Russo is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Richmond, Va. Originally from Chicago, but raised in Italy, she is a graduate in photojournalism from the prestigious Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Currently, Eva has returned to the Richmond Times-Dispatch as a multimedia journalist working on daily assignments as well as in-depth storytelling. She also collaborates with Momenta Workshops to teach aspiring and professional photographers how to document the work of nonprofit organizations.
During her tenure as a staff photographer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Eva's work included coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics, the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootings, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi, the 2009 Presidential Inauguration and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
She received two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize for her two-year-long project documenting living and working conditions in the Richmond City Jail. Her work focused on the daily life and struggles of the inmates as well as mental health and recidivism issues. Her third Pulitzer Prize nomination was for her work documenting a Vietnamese community in New Orleans East as it recovered from Hurricane Katrina.