Michael Kamber was born in Maine in 1963. He has worked as a journalist for more
than 25 years. Between 2002 and 2012 Kamber worked for The New York Times
covering conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, the Sudan, Somalia, the Congo and
other countries. He has also worked as a writer and videographer for the Times. His
photos have been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States
and Europe, as well as in many newspapers. In 2011, Kamber founded the Bronx
Documentary Center, an educational and exhibition space dedicated to positive social
change through photography and film.
Awards and honors include: The World Press Photo award, the Mike Berger Award, the
Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award, American Photo Images of the
Year and the Overseas Press Club award. The New York Times has twice nominated
Kamber’s work for the Pulitzer Prize.