Jonah M. Kessel is a cinematographer, filmmaker and staff video journalist with The New York Times. His work in short-form documentary storytelling focuses on rights abuse, international development and the human condition around the globe.
Jonah has contributed to a Pulitzer Prize winning series in explanatory journalism, been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Justice and Human Rights reporting, The Edwin Hoop Diplomatic Award for Broadcast Journalism and received multiple Human Rights Press Awards from Amnesty International.
In 2015 and 2016, he received 2nd and 3rd place awards as Multimedia Journalist of the Year from Pictures of the Year International (POYi), the oldest, largest and most highly respected photojournalism contest in the world.
Kessel has traveled to and made films in over 40 countries.
His films are exclusively published by The New York Times.