Kevin Frayer

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Kevin Frayer (born 1973) is a Canadian photojournalist noted for his wartime work in the Middle East including the Gaza Strip, Lebanon,[1] and Afghanistan. He started his career in 1991 at the Winnipeg Sun and later as a National Photographer for the Canadian Press . From 2003-2009 he was based in the Middle East for the Associated Press and later in New Delhi as Chief Photographer for South Asia.[2]

In 2006 and 2009, along with colleagues from the AP he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for images from the war in Lebanon and Afghanistan respectively.[3][4] His photographs of Palestinian protesters caught in a tear gas assault won a prize from the World Press Photo awards in 2009.[5] He is married to the journalist Janis Mackey Frayer, a foreign correspondent for NBC News.

In 2013, Frayer left AP and joined Getty Images as a contract photographer in Asia. He is currently based in China. [6] In April 2015 he won the prestigious Chris Hondros Fund Award. More recently, Frayer won two major awards in the 2016 World Press Photo Contest for photojournalists, including a first prize in the Daily Life category for an image from China and a second place in the Daily Life 'stories' category for a series about the Tibetan Dharma festival.[7]

His work has won numerous other awards and citations and has been widely published and exhibited internationally.


  1. ^ Time magazine
  2. ^ World Press Photo profile
  3. ^ "Kevin Frayer". Dream the End. Dream the End. 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kevin Frayer: Afghanistan, Helmand". Art of Photojournalism. The Photojournalism Blogspot. February 7, 2001. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ World Press Photo Awards, 2009
  6. ^ Frayer, Kevin (2016). "Kevin Frayer Photojournalist". Kevin Frayer. Kevin Frayer. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ Mitsui, Evan (February 18, 2016). "2016 World Press Photo Contest winners include a Canadian". CBC News. CBC/Radio Canada. Retrieved April 8, 2016.