Betsy Joles

Independent Journalist @betsyjoles @BetsyJoles

Betsy Joles is an independent journalist based in Beijing, China following stints in Istanbul, Beirut, and Kuala Lumpur. She works across mediums -- focusing on the aftermath of conflict and the human side of geopolitics in China and the Middle East. Her documentary photo project “Beyond Refuge,” which follows the Syrian diaspora across continents, received awards from PDN and PX3. Her work has been published by Foreign Policy, NBC News, The Diplomat, and Esquire, among others. She is a frequent contributor to Getty Images in China. Betsy’s project for the IWMF will explore motherhood under China’s two-child policy.

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