Tristan McConnell is a foreign correspondent and photographer in Nairobi, Kenya.
He has lived and worked in Africa since 2004 and is currently a correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Monocle magazine and a freelance writer for others.
Tristan’s reporting has been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Frontline Club, Kurt Schork, One World Media and Prix Bayeux awards. In 2016 he received the Overseas Press Club of America’s Ed Cunningham Award for magazine reporting, won first prize for narrative storytelling in the Society for Features Journalism awards, second prize in the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents and was a runner-up in the James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. In 2008 he was named Journalist of the Year in the Diageo Awards.
Tristan has written op-eds for the New York Times and Washington Post and his long-form and narrative journalism has been published by Harper’s, New Yorker, Foreign Policy, Columbia Journalism Review, Delayed Gratification, London Review of Books, Earth Island Journal, New York and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others.