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Austin Merrill is a writer, editor, photographer, and former West Africa-based foreign correspondent for the Associated Press. He is a co-founder of Everyday Africa, and co-president of The Everyday Projects, a non-profit formed to help build educational and creative endeavors for the many Everyday feeds worldwide. His photography credits include National Geographic, Internazionale, Newsweek Japan, and the photo blogs for the New York Times and The New Yorker, and his work has appeared in exhibitions in New York, Mexico, Morocco, and elsewhere. His writing on culture, politics, social welfare, and conflict has appeared in Vanity Fair, Wired, The New Republic, Departures, Foreign Policy, Good, Tin House, and other publications. He has reported on the environment from Africa, Europe, and the US. “Into the Arctic,” his feature on travel and climate change in Svalbard, won the 2015 Lowell Thomas gold medal for best environmental travel writing. Austin was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ivory Coast, has a Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, and lives in New York, where he is an editor at Vanity Fair.
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