John is an independent multimedia journalist currently based in Erbil, Iraq and focused primarily on conflict & humanitarian issues. He has reported from countries including Libya, Turkey and Egypt for Wired, GQ, The Washington Post, The New York Times, BBC and others. His work won the 2017 Kurt Schork Memorial Award and was shortlisted for the Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondents in 2016.

Email: john.mackenzie.beck [at]