John Zada is a freelance photographer and writer based in Toronto, Canada. An interest in remote regions and adventure travel have taken him to some far-flung parts of the world. Notable jaunts include bushwhacking in BC's Great Bear Rainforest, exploring the glaciers of Yukon’s Saint Elias Mountains, and covering Kurdish issues along the borders of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

John's photos and/or writing have appeared in such publications as the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Travel + Leisure, BBC, CBC, Al-Jazeera, New York Post, Explore, Maisonneuve, Montecristo, Los Angeles Review of Books, Toque & Canoe and Canadian Business.

Before turning his focus to photography and writing, he spent several years working as a documentary filmmaker in the Middle East. He directed such projects as Up At Dawn: The Working Children of Egypt, and The Bitterest Exile. More recently, John worked as a producer on Canada's Dark Secret for Al-Jazeera, a film about Canada's residential school system.

You can contact him here for assignments, to license images, buy prints - or just to say hello.

(Photo above by Sian Carter)

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