Brian Palmer Plus

Brooklyn NY

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I'm a multimedia journalist/filmmaker—and have been for more than 20 years—based in Brooklyn, New York. As filmmaker and journalist, I traveled to Iraq three times and photographed US occupation forces in Babil province and Anbar provinces. Full Disclosure, a documentary that appeared in 2011 on The Documentary Channel, grew out of these experiences, along with several magazine articles and photo exhibitions.

Currently, I'm documenting the work of community organizers in New York and producing Make the Ground Talk. I blog for variety sites, including my own, In addition, I'm an on-air international affairs contributor to Arise News, I have contributed footage to the US public television program Now with David Brancaccio, ABC World News, and MTV News & Docs. I've written essays and news articles for Mother Jones, Huffington Post, Pixel Press, ColorLines, among publications.

Before going freelance, I served in a number of staff positions in which I developed my technical proficiency and editorial capabilities. From 2000 through 2002, I was was a general assignment correspondent for CNN. Prior to that, I was Staff Writer at Fortune from 1998 to 2000 and US News & World Report's Beijing Bureau Chief from mid-1996 to mid 1998, during which time I photographed for many of my articles. I began my tenure at US News as a staff photographer, covering the White House, Capitol Hill, Department of Defense, and general assignments.

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