Charlotte Kesl joined Global Press Journal in 2021 as a photo editor. She is an independent photographer and freelances for national news outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, among other newspapers and magazines. She has also worked as a documentary photographer for nonprofits since 2010 and as an adjunct lecturer in photojournalism at the University of Florida.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Media from American University in Washington, D.C. in 2008, she spent several years living in post-conflict countries working for humanitarian organizations focused on public health, girl education and women’s issues. In between living in Colombia and Sierra Leone, she obtained a master’s degree in Media, Communication and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the United Kingdom. In 2013, she helped launch Project Cordillera, a social enterprise promoting sustainable travel to Latin America. She has also taught photography to veterans, incarcerated youth and high school students across the globe.