Tim Freccia

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Tim Freccia (born 1964) is an American photojournalist and filmmaker.

Freccia started his career after finishing art school in 1989. [1] He has covered topics including the Tuareg rebellions in Mali and Niger, [2] the Indian Ocean tsunami, [3] civil war in South Sudan, the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, the West African Ebola outbreak, [4] and conflicts in Eastern Congo, Somalia, [5] and Libya.

In the mid-1990s, Freccia co-founded and served as creative director for four full-service advertising and communications agencies in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany.[ citation needed ] In 2007, Freccia was creative director for startup software development company Xailabs.

Freccia was cinematographer for VICE Media's 2011 documentary Front Lines of the Libyan Revolution, which covered the ongoing Libyan civil war. [6] He was writer, director, producer, and cinematographer for VICE's Africa's Cowboy Capitalists. [7] Freccia was also the sole photographer for Vice Magazine's April 2014 issue titled "Saving South Sudan". [8] He created a film of the same title with Robert Young Pelton. [9]

His work has been featured in BBC, Al Jazeera, NBC, Der Spiegel , VICE, and Time . [10]

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  1. Roma, Giancarlo T. (10 July 2014). "Tim Freccia on Life and Death". Vice. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. "TIM FRECCIA". Ricco Maresca. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. "Tim Freccia". Public Radio International. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  4. VICE News (2014-10-09), The Fight Against Ebola (Full Length) , retrieved 2018-02-21
  5. "Tim Freccia: Mogadishu - City Under Siege". Vimeo. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  6. Front Lines of the Libyan Revolution (Documentary) (YouTube video). July 27, 2012. Event occurs at 25:57.
  7. VICE (2013-07-12), Africa's Cowboy Capitalists (Full Length) , retrieved 2018-02-21
  8. "Saving South Sudan". Vice. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  9. VICE (2014-05-22), Saving South Sudan - Full Length , retrieved 2018-02-20
  10. Papaefstathiou, Maria (11 July 2014). "Interview: Tim Freccia, an Artistic Photojournalist". Graphic Art News. Retrieved 22 January 2018.