I’m an independent journalist and photographer focusing on the environment, with a particular interest in biodiversity, traditional knowledge and foodways.

I’m drawn to the mountains, sea, remote corners and places in between, and curious about what we can learn from those who inhabit them. I hope my work fosters curiosity, reciprocity with the environment and a sense of wonder and accountability towards our embattled but still magnificent world.

My work from Spain, Canada, West Asia and North Africa has appeared in New Lines Magazine, Earth Island Journal, Al Jazeera, BBC Future, Atlas Obscura, Nature Middle East, The New Humanitarian, Equal Times, Weapons of Reason, EATEN: The Food History Magazine, The Global Observatory, World Politics Review, Open Canada, Justice Info, Middle East Eye, Al-Fanar Media and others, and has been supported by the IWMF and journalism fund.eu

I hold a MSc. in Human Security from Aarhus University and a BA in Geography, with distinction, from the University of Victoria. I grew up in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and currently call a small mountain village in Andalusia home after chapters in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Egypt. I’m always working on my Spanish, and I’m studying Persian in fits and starts.

For commissions, collaborations, story ideas or to say hello: kira.a.walker[at]gmail[dot]com or +34 625 952 495 ( Signal / Telegram / WhatsApp )