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Jacob Baynham

Kazakhstan 2013

Jacob Baynham is an international freelance journalist interested in writing about people. He grew up between India and Colorado, a childhood that cultivated a love for languages and mountain landscapes. In his reporting, he looks for stories that reveal something about the human experience, how we suffer, love, hope and endure. He has written for Men’s Journal, Outside, Backpacker, Newsweek, Slate, Reader’s Digest, The Flyfish Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and other publications. He lives with his wife in a small cottage on a big lake, near Polson, Montana.


  • From Russia, with Radiation

    An hour’s drive down a rutted dirt track in eastern Kazakhstan is an expanse of steppe as big as Belgium, 50 miles from the nearest town. It’s called the...

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