Frederick Bernas


Frederick is a British/American journalist and audiovisual storyteller who focuses on illuminating social or political issues through a cultural lens.

Five years of reporting across Latin America have taken him to prisons in Mexico, a Japanese colony in Bolivia, the vast favelas of Rio de Janeiro and remote Andean communities; he even joined an expedition to Antarctica in 2017.

Previously based in Moscow and New York, his video and film work has appeared on channels including the BBC, Al Jazeera English, CNN, Reuters and NBC Left Field. His writing has been published by AP, The New York Times, The Guardian, Monocle and VICE among others.

As well as the Pulitzer Center, Frederick has been supported by the Overseas Press Club, the International Reporting Project and the Agência Pública in Brazil.

He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and is currently developing hybrid audiovisual projects which explore the concept of narrative fusion between film and music.

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