Francine 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. Orr served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. While there, she learned how to be a quiet observer and gained a love for stories. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Photography in 2012. Other awards include the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, the Daniel Pearl Award, Pictures of the Year, National Press Photographers Assn., and Sidney Hillman Award. Francine has done extensive work documenting the homeless population.