Jonathan Kalan is an award-winning photographer, journalist and consultant specializing in innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and off-beat stories in emerging markets. He has ventured to over 55 countries, lived and worked for extended periods of time in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East working with media companies, tech startups, and social enterprises.

Jonathan has photographed for The New York Times, The Guardian (UK), BBC, Financial Times, The Huffington Post, Associated Press, Makeshift Magazine, and International Federation of the Red Cross, among others.

He has written and reported for BBC, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, The Boston Globe, France24, SkyNews, Global Post, Huffington Post, Makeshift Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Wamda, The Toronto Star and more.

Jonathan is currently a columnist and features writer for BBC's Future section, a contributing writer for Wamda, and Nairobi's Sandbox Co-Ambassador. 

Jonathan is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya. He can be reached at