Jason Motlagh

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Jason Motlagh is a writer, photographer, filmmaker and contributing editor to VQR. Formerly TIME magazine’s Kabul correspondent, he has reported from more than forty countries spanning West Africa to Southeast Asia for The Washington Post, Economist and BusinessWeek. In 2010, he won the National Magazine Award for News Reporting for “Sixty Hours of Terror,” a four-part VQR series on the Mumbai terror attacks. His essay, "The Ghosts of Rana Plaza," was a finalist for the 2015 National Magazine Award in Reporting and winner of the Overseas Press Club's Madeline Dane Ross award for best international reporting on the human condition, along with the Daniel Pearl Award for best reporting on South Asia. Jason's photographs have featured in leading newspapers, magazines, festivals and global advocacy campaigns. He is the co-founder of Blackbeard Films, an Oakland, California-based company that produces news documentaries for the Al Jazeera networks, National Geographic and others.