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 2008 he was named Journalist of the Year in the Diageo Awards.
Tristan’s magazine writing and long-form journalism has been published by Harper’s, Foreign Policy, Columbia Journalism Review, Delayed Gratification, Earth Island Journal, New York and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others.