John Wendle is an independent reporter and photojournalist based in Moscow, Russia. He is represented by Getty Images for assignments and his archive is available at Corbis Images.
He has spent nearly the past five years living in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is now returning to the former Soviet Union.
His reporting, photography and analysis have appeared in TIME, National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, CNN, The Times of London, The Telegraph, The Independent, Monocle, Channel 4 News, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, PBS, Democracy Now, Marie Claire, EurasiaNet, The Moscow Times and others.
Reporting on the human cost of the war, John has spent more than four years working in Afghanistan, including in Helmand, Kandahar and Kunar, some of the country’s most dangerous provinces. He has also photographed social issues related to the war as well as the spate of bombings that have hit Kabul.
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 the Former Soviet Union and Central and South Asia and speaks fluent Russian, French and English and basic Dari.
John has a masters from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York where he focused on photography and conflict reporting.
He is represented by Corbis Images and Getty Images. More of his work can be seen at www.johnwendle.com.