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Jerry Redfern

Fellows 2015
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Jerry Redfern is an award-winning visual journalist covering environment, health and human rights, primarily in the developing world. He and author Karen Coates, his wife, have combined thier talents on numerous projects. Over seven years, they documented the widespread effects of unexploded ordnance in Laos. The book, Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos (ThingsAsian 2013), was a finalist for the IRE Book Award, a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Montaigne and Grand Prize awards, and a finalist in the Indie Book Awards. Redfern is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, and was a 2012-2013 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After spending several years as a staff photographer at newspapers in the American West, Redfern began his freelance career in Cambodia in 1998. There, he shot news, features and investigative stories for Agence France-Presse, The New York Times, The Cambodia Daily and other publications. That was back at the time when papers still had darkrooms and photographers still processed their own film. These days he works with video and data visualization as well.


  • Resilience in East Timor

    {image-1} Photographs by Jerry Redfern I remember this beach thirteen years ago, just after independence. East Timor had become the first new country of the twenty-first century, and Dili was its capital....

  • How Better Seeds Make Timor-Leste Climate Resilient

    {image-1} For places such as Timor-Leste, a small South-East Asian country that is prone to weather extremes, climate change could deliver a serious blow. Drought and post-harvest losses from problems such as...

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