Tristan McConnell is a foreign correspondent and photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has lived and worked in Africa since 2004 and is currently a correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Monocle and a freelance writer for The Economist and others.
His reporting has been shortlisted for numerous awards including several Kurt Schork Awards and One World Media Awards and the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents. In 2016 Tristan received the Ed Cunningham Award for magazine reporting from the Overseas Press Club of America for his detailed account of a terrorist attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, and in 2008 he was named Journalist of the Year in the Diageo Awards.
Tristan’s magazine writing has been published by Harper’s, Foreign Policy, Columbia Journalism Review, Delayed Gratification, London Review of Books, Earth Island Journal, New York and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others.