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John Wendle is an independent reporter and photojournalist based in Kabul, Afghanistan. John has spent more than a year and a half with US troops in Helmand, Kandahar and Kunar covering their fight against insurgents and their daily lives. He has also photographed social issues related to the war as well as the spate of bombings that have hit Kabul. John is represented by Polaris Images.
His reporting, photography and analysis have appeared in TIME, The New York Times, GQ, CNN, The Times (London), Monocle, Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, PBS, Democracy Now, Marie Claire Australia, EurasiaNet, The Moscow Times and others.
Previously, John worked in Russia and the former Soviet Union, based in Moscow. In August 2008 he covered the Georgia-Russia war in South Ossetia for TIME.
He has extensive experience in Afghanistan, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan and speaks fluent Russian, French and English and basic Dari.
John has an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York where he focused on photography and conflict reporting which he earned after nearly two years working in Azerbaijan at the Caspian Business News and two years serving as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan on the Caspian Sea.John Wendle 's current location:
Kabul , Afghanistan
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