Oakland, CA, USA
David M. Barreda is the Deputy of Visuals for Topic, a multiple award-winning, digital-native magazine dedicated to long-form storytelling, from the folks at First Look Media. Previously, he was the founding Visuals Editor for ChinaFile where he launched the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography in collaboration with the Magnum Foundation. He has more than 15 years of journalism experience, spanning digital media to traditional the wet lab darkroom experience. He previously worked as a staff photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News, the Rocky Mountain News, the Valley News, and the Herald of Randolph.
Born in southern Peru and raised in Vermont, David studied at Middlebury College and the University of Missouri. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his partner, Esther, and their seven-year-old daughter.