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John Wendle

John Wendle

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Profession: Photographer and reporter
Status: Photo | Video | Reporting
Location: Kiev , Ukraine
Home base: Moscow, Russia
URL: http://www.johnwendle.com
URL: http://www.corbisimages.com
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English, Russian, French, some Dari, Pashto, Azerbaijani and Kazakh
Organization: Corbis Images / Getty Images
Skype: John john.wendle
Mobile phone (while in Kiev): •••••••• (private)
Mobile phone: +380506286897
Emergency notes: Contact +1 330 719 4184 (Parents in US).
Allergic to sulfa and penicillin
Blood type: A -
Last login: 12 months ago
Member since: 30 May 2007 15:05


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.



John Wendle. "Haqqani Offensive? Afghan Forces Battle Insurgents in the Streets of Kabul" Time Magazine (online) , Apr 16 2012.
John Wendle. "Traumatic Brain Injury: Hidden Peril of U.S. Soldiers in Combat" Time Magazine (online) , Mar 19 2012.
John Wendle. "How Afghanistan's Deadly Deep Freeze Means Trouble After Things Thaw" Time Magazine (online) , Feb 15 2012.
John Wendle. "On the Ground in Afghanistan, a Taliban Whose Momentum Seems Anything but Broken" Time Magazine (online) , Jan 30 2012.
John Wendle. "Three Days in Afghanistan: The Making of a War Reporter" Time Magazine (online) , Dec 8 2011.


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Afghanistan 2014 elections

I am available for all assignments – photo, video and written – on the Afghan elections in 2014.
I am an Afghanistan-based photographer, videographer and reporter with four years of experience in country.
My work can be found at www.johnwendle.com.
I’m available at johnwendle@gmail.com, on mobile at +93794625107, and on Skype at john.wendle.

05 Dec 2013 04:12 | 0 replies


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