EXPERIENCE:

GLOBAL EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHER - 2009-Present

Syria, Turkey, Israel/Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, Thailand, India, Kashmir, Argentina

Documented, by photograph and dispatch, global events, humanitarian disasters, conflict and war.


PHOTOGRAPHER, UC BERKELEY ARTS & DESIGN INITIATIVE

Berkeley, CA - February 2016-Present
Photographer and editor for the Arts+Design Initiative. Responsible for documenting the creation of community learning though innovative design and creative arts, and editing images with Adobe Photoshop.


PHOTOJOURNALIST, THE ARGENTINA INDEPENDENT

Buenos Aires, Argentina - March 2016–September 2016
Photojournalist covering the social justice and human rights beat with a focus on indigenous issues. Pitched and published photographs for daily articles, and for long-form photographic essays.


REPORTER, OAKLAND NORTH
Oakland, California - September 2015–February 2016
Beat reporter covering politics and government in the City of Oakland. Coverage included writing, video, photography, radio, new media packages, and social media outlets. Responsible for pitching and producing daily and feature-length investigative articles under strict deadlines in a fast-paced newsroom setting.

 

EDUCATION:​

University of California, Berkeley

Masters of Journalism,  2017​​


​The Evergreen State College

BA in Photojournalism & Political Economy, 2012

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Beginning in 2009, Kyle has document, by photograph and dispatch, critical situations and the human condition in areas such as Syria, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Myanmar, Cambodia, Kashmir, Thailand, and India. Featuring many crucial stories related to conflict, poverty, child welfare, and woman's rights, his work is found in many publications from around the world.

He currently resides in Oakland, California.

AWARDS:

​Dorothea Lange Documentary Photography Fellowship, 2016-2017

Jim Marshall Photography Fellowship, 2016-2017

Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX selectee, 2016

​​Photojournalist

QUESTIONS & PRESS INQUIRIES:​​

Email: kylemerrit@gmail.com

Instagram: kyle_merrit_ludowitz

​Twitter: @KyleLudowitz