Will Baxter (b. 1978, USA) is an award-winning photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya. Will graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism in the year 2000, and got his start as a photographer stringing for Reuters in Southeast Asia. He has covered a range of stories including the civil war in Sri Lanka, the aftermath of natural disasters such as Cyclone Nargis in Burma and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, political violence in Burundi, the war in Afghanistan, development and environmental woes in Cambodia, and the garment manufacturing industry in Cambodia and Bangladesh. Will was a finalist for the 2010 Alexia Foundation Grant for professional photographers. He won 1st place in the Spot News category in the 2008 FCCT Photo Contest with an image from his story about the Cyclone Nargis aftermath in Burma. An exhibition of Will’s work depicting the lives of Cambodian garment workers traveled around the UK and the Czech Republic in 2011 and 2012. Will’s work has also been shown at the Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia) and the Fotografia Festival (Italy). Will worked as the photo editor at the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia from 2010-2013. Will’s images have been published by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, TIME, Newsweek, Stern, Der Spiegel, Geo, Internazionale, Le Monde, Le Figaro, l'Obs, the Telegraph, the Sunday Times, Bloomberg, Marie Claire and Al Jazeera. Some of his NGO clients include Human Rights Watch, UN FAO, World Food Programme, the World Organisation Against Torture, Terre des Hommes and Labour Behind the Label.
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