Jonah M. Kessel is the Director of Cinematography at The New York Times. He manages a team of cinematographers and the aesthetic of Times video. His own video journalism focuses on human rights and global affairs to show how policy affects real people around the world.
During his tenure at the Times, Kessel has covered stories in Cuba, Myanmar, Ecuador, China, Mongolia, North Korea, Malaysia, India, Nepal, Australia, South Korea, Tibet, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, The Netherlands, Romania, Poland, Russia, England, Switzerland and across the United States of America.
Kessel is a World Press Photo winner. He has three times been named a Multimedia Journalist of the Year from Pictures of the Year International (POYi), contributed to the Times’s 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning series in explanatory journalism and has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Justice and Human Rights Reporting.