About Teru Kuwayama
KUWAYAMA, TERU is a photographer who has made more than a dozen trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir, traveling both independently, and as an embedded reporter with US and NATO military forces, as well as Afghan, Pakistani, and Indian armed forces. Esquire magazine profiled him as among the “Best and Brightest” of his generation for his photographs of Iraq. In 2009 he received the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor award for his work in Pakistan. Previous awards include the Alicia Patterson Fellowship and the Alexia award for world peace. He is a 2009-2010 Knight Fellow at Stanford University, and a contributor to Time, Newsweek and Outside magazines. He is also the co-founder of Lightstalkers.org, a web-based network of media, military, and aid and development personnel, and the curator of Battlespaceonline.org, a traveling exhibition of photographs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was born and raised in New York City.
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