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Darren Ornitz


Darren is a contemplative photojournalist based out of Brooklyn, NY. Born in 1985, he studied at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University before graduating from Fordham University in 2008 with a degree in African Studies and Fine Arts.

His interest in capturing the human condition has taken him all over the world both independently and on assignment. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa and Asia, to more than twenty-five countries, including Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Yemen, Nepal and Oman. He works as a freelancer for Reuters and his work has been published in the New York Times, Travel + Escape, Matador, and by various other publications and NGO’s. Darren is currently living in Panama City on assignment documenting a long-term project on a gang intervention and reintegration program. To learn more visit his website at

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