Jason Tanner is a British photojournalist currently based in Islamabad, Pakistan.
A photographer since 2001, his professional career began in 2005 covering news, sport and commercial photography for agencies and publications in the UK.
His extensive experience of travel in some 53 countries, including China, Zimbabwe, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Philippines led him to relocate to Bangkok in early 2008 focusing his efforts on coverage of international humanitarian issues.
During 2008 he covered the earthquake in China, which resulted in the deaths of more than 68000 people.He covered both disputed elections in Zimbabwe recording human rights abuses by the ruling the Zanu-PF government against supporters of the MDC.He later returned to Zimbabwe in December 2008 to cover the Cholera outbreak, which claimed the lives of more than 4200 citizens.
In the summer of 2008 he documented the fight for peace in Mindanao, Southern Philippines where, after a deal to expand the Muslim autonomous zone was blocked by the Philippines Supreme Court, rebels from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) occupied some 15 villages in the region triggering a retaliatory assault by the Philippine army resulting in the deaths of more than 200 civilians over a 48hrs period.
In late 2008 he embarked on his current long-term project documenting The Price of Instability in Pakistan.
His work has been published in the UK, Europe , USA and Australasia in publications such as The Times (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Sydney Morning Herald (AUS), Courier, TIME Magazine, New York Times, Le Monde and Paris Match.
He has also contributed images for use in campaigns by UNHCR, Save the Children and the ICRC
Commissioned based projects welcomed.
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Angelina Jolie appeals to governments to step up life-saving efforts in the Horn of Africa. In a speech to UNHCR’s governing Executive Committee, Jolie says the world is getting tougher for refugees. Switzerland. 4th October 2011
Yemeni aid group shares spotlight with Angelina Jolie at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Nansen Refugee Award ceremony in Geneva. Switzerland. 3rd October 2011
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie, travelled to Turkeys border with Syria, meeting with many refugees who have fled their country in recent weeks. Hatay Province, Turkey. 17th June 2011
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie, visits Somali refugees at Shousha Camp, located some 8 kilometres from the Tunisia-Libyan border at Ras Djir.
Thousands of Pakistani cricket fans watched a live broadcast of the semifinal 2011 Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan today.