Kate Holt

Born in Zimbabwe, I traveled extensively with my family while young, but my first trip alone was to Romania, following the fall of Ceausescu in 1991.

Nominated three times for the Amnesty Award for Humanitarian reporting, as well as the Prix Pictet Photographic Award, I have worked extensively throughout Africa and Afghanistan for the last 15 years. As well as covering news events, like the Kenyan Election Crisis in 2008 and return to war in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2008 and 2012, I have also committed to longer term projects in Somalia. In 2011 I was embedded with African Union Troops from Uganda and Burundi while they recaptured Mogadishu. I spent two years in Afghanistan, between 2009 and 2012 covering the elections and surge in military support by the coalition troops and was embedded with troops from both the UK and US. I continue to work throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia with an increasing emphasis on training; and building the capacity of people I work with to tell their own stories. As a regular contributor to The Guardian I continue to document important stories that are often missed by mainstream media.

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