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Matthieu Aikins

Matthieu Aikins

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Profession: Writer & Photographer
Status: Back to Afghanistan
Location: Kabul , Afghanistan
Home base: New York City
URL: http://www.maikins.com
URL: http://twitter.com/mattaikins
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Skype: Matthieu matthieu.aikins
Last login: about 4 years ago
Member since: 28 May 2010 00:05


I mostly write about Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan for publications like Harper’s Magazine, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Coast, among others. My last big project was a long investigative article in Harper’s Magazine where I went undercover with a group of drug-trafficking border police between Quetta and Kandahar. The US military ended up using it instead of their own intel reports (in a leftist magazine, funded by a Shell Oil ad supplement, no joke.)

I shoot my own photography, and have started to get into video and radio as well. I also have a side interest in new media and web journalism, having worked with NYU’s Jay Rosen and Studio 20.


Recent Post

Embed gear in NYC

Does anyone have any recommendations as to where you can shop for military-type supplies in New York City? I’m talking MOLLE-rigged packs and helmet covers. I know there are a lot of online shops but I prefer to handle this stuff first. And yeah, the PXs in BAF or KAF are pretty good but a lot of their gear has military patterns on it which I’m not super comfortable with.



31 Mar 2011 00:03 | 15 replies


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