Teru Kuwayama

Via New York, NY, USA

Teru Kuwayama's work over the past decade has focused on humanitarian crises and conflict in the region surrounding Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Kashmir. In 2004, while working in Iraq, he launched Lightstalkers, a global, online community of photographers and unconventional travelers. In 2007, he presented photographs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in an "unsanitized" traveling exhibition called the Battlespace Project. He was a 2009–2010 Knight Fellow at Stanford University, a 2010 TED Global Fellow and a 2010 Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. He received a 2010 Knight News Challenge Award to create Basetrack, an online social media project that chronicled the deployment of a US Marine battalion in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. In 2012 he became a TED Senior Fellow and in 2013, a media fellow at the Hoover Institution for War, Revolution, and Peace. He is the co-author of The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq.


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