Neil Brandvold is an award winning photojournalist and filmmaker with experience working in conflict, disaster and post-disaster zones across Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East.

His work has been featured in numerous outlets including The Washington Post, National Geographic, Newsweek, WIRED, Al Jazeera, USA Today, Nature, Global Health Now, NPR, PRI, BBC, CNN, as well as many non-profit, non-governmental organizations including USAID, Plan International, FHI360, and DNDi.

Brandvold is also a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee, and a member of FOSTER DISCOURSE

Brandvold has completed the Battlefield Medical Response training from RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues),  Hostile Environment Training from Pioneer Consulting Group, as well as Hostile Environment/First Aid training from Global Journalist Security.  

Neil Brandvold is based between Washington, D.C and El Salvador, and is available for assignments globally.

Phone: 443.852.7869

Equipment: Sony FS5, Nikon D5

Lenses: Nikkor 2.8 16-35mm
Nikkor 2.8  24-70mm
Nikkor 2.8 70-200mm
Nikkor 1.8 50mm 

Aerial: DJI Phantom 4

4k 360 Video

Notable Field Experience: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Haiti, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba, Sudan.

Selected work:

*Meet the Fearless Ebola Hunters of Sierra Leone (reported in Sierra Leone). National Geographic. March 2015.

*From the battlegrounds of Eastern Congo (reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Washington Post. August 2013.*

Nurses were sidelined in the $3.3bn Ebola response (reported in Sierra Leone). Newsweek. May 2015.

Bitter Harvest: Cassava and Konzo, the Crippling Disease (reported in Democratic Republic of the Congo). Global Health Now. October 2016.

*In Congo, Rising Violence Triggers New U.N. Unit (reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Washington Post. August 2013.

*Africas deadliest war enters a new phase in Congo (reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo). USA Today. August 2013.

*The Untold Global Health Story of 2015: Mycetoma (reported in Sudan). Global Health Now. September 2016.

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