Jacques Menasche is an independent writer, editor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a desk clerk at The New York Times and has since covered conflict and culture around the world. His writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, ESPN The Magazine, Vanity Fair, Fader, The Independent, and Corriere dela Sera.
He helped author 2003’s “Red-Color News Soldier: A Chinese Photographer’s Odyssey Through the Cultural Revolution” (Phaidon) and 2009’s “44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World” (National Geographic Books) — both winners of the Overseas Press Club of America’s Olivier Rebbot Award. In 2007, his television documentary about heroin addicts in Afghanistan, “Brothers of Kabul,” was broadcast on CNN International and al-Jazeera, receiving a nomination from the Rory Peck Trust and winning Australia’s Walkley Award for Best Television Current Affairs Reporting.