journalist & photographer

about me

I’m an independent journalist and photographer focusing on environment, gender, peace, and conflict across West Asia and the Mediterranean.

My work from western Asia, northern Africa, southern Europe, and beyond has been published in OpenCanada, World Politics Review, Nature Middle East, Equal Times, EATEN Magazine, The National, Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, and others. Some favourites include this story about Yemeni women at the forefront of peacebuilding, this look at efforts to improve protection of the environment in times of 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