journalist & photographer

about me

I’m a Spain-based independent journalist and photographer focusing on the intersection of water and the environment with human rights across the Mediterranean.

My work from West Asia, North Africa, Southern Europe, and beyond has been published in OpenCanada, World Politics Review, Deutsche Welle, Nature Middle East, Equal Times, EATEN Magazine, The National, Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, and others. Some favourites include this story on how US sanctions are hampering biodiversity conservation in Iran, a look at whether militant groups can help protect the environment during war, a history of how couscous became a symbol of a banned identity during the Spanish Inquisition, and this photo story on Georgia’s burgeoning wine exports.

I have a MSc. in Human Security from Aarhus University, and received a BA in Geography, with distinction, from the University of Victoria.

To reach me about possible assignments, story tips, or to say hello, please see my contact details below.

say hello

For possible assignments, story tips, or to say hello, please contact me at kira.a.walker(at)gmail(dot)com or +34 625 952 495