Marisa Schwartz Taylor is the Washington Photo Editor at The New York Times, covering government and politics. She previously worked at The Washington Post and TIME. Her visual journalism has been published in The New York Times, National Geographic, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, and TIME. 

Marisa frequently travels to West Africa and co-founded Loud Silence Media, a documentary production house in Accra, Ghana in 2012. Loud Silence covers human interest stories such as illegal gold mining, abuse of the handicapped, affects of oil drilling, renewable energy, cyber scammers and much more.  Loud Silence's documentary mini-series runs on HomeBase and AfroTV channels in West Africa. 

Marisa attended Parsons School of Design and graduated with a BFA in Photography, minoring in Culture and Media Studies.