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.


Winner: 2017 Kurt Schork Memorial Award

Silver: 2018 Prix de la Photographie Paris

Shortlist: 2018 Athens Photo Festival

Shortlist: 2016 Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondents, print category

Longlist: 2018 One World Media Awards, print category

Longlist: 2018 Amnesty Media Awards, photo category

Email: john.mackenzie.beck [at] gmail.com