John Owens is a freelance multimedia producer who works with video, photography and words. 

John produces both short and long form visual content, including photo stories and short films for media including Al Jazeera and Voice of America News, and documentaries that have appeared in the BBC and Netflix. With a strong background in current affairs and investigations, John focuses on issues of human rights. Hostile environment trained, he has worked in a range of complex and challenging environments including Iraq, Ukraine, Somalia and the Rohingya camps of Bangladesh. However, he has also covered everything from opera through to ice cream, via rusting locomotives. 

John’s other clients include Vice, VOA News, Save the Children, Human Rights Watch and the International Rescue Committee among others. He is particularly interested in collaborative and participatory methods of content creation. 

You can email him at johnsmowens@gmail.com