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John Wendle

Freelance cameraman, videographer, producer, DoP, writer, journalist, drone operator
Available for Freelance


John Wendle is an independent writer, photographer, videographer, and producer based in Dakar, Senegal. Reporting on news, human and environmental conflict, science, and conservation, John creates video and multimedia packages, text features, photo essays from some of the world's most remote places. He is also available as a field producer for television, employing his keen news sense, vast experience tracking down and interviewing sources, and planning and implementing complex logistical operations to far-flung locations. John has 15 years of experience living and reporting in the republics of the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan, and now West Africa. He has worked in nearly 20 countries and speaks fluent Russian and French. Working as a cameraman, editor, producer, writer, and photographer, John’s work has appeared on CNN, PBS, Channel 4, National Geographic, Scientific American, TIME, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Al Jazeera, Le Monde, The Times, The Guardian, UNHCR, the ICRC, MSF, and many others. John has a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Reporters Without Borders.