Joshua McDonald is a 21 year old Australian freelance photojournalist and the founder of Breaking the Silence a print and online magazine which aims to influence policy makers around the world.

Over the past two years Josh has covered conflict, human rights abuses, uprising, social movements and health issues in the Middle East, Europe, Eastern Africa and Central America.

Josh's recent work includes reportage on the individual consequences of war, poverty and social unrest in Palestine, Iraq and Syria, refugees in Greece, the war against ISIS in Iraq, health issues in Nicaragua & political unrest in Mexico.

Through a combination of photography, text, and video recordings, he aims to illustrate broader issues through individual stories. He strives to create images and material that demand consideration for the lives of those depicted. He believes that intimate, sensitive photographs leave indelible marks on the conscience and actively oppose the sterilization of human suffering.



           Client List —            

The Guardian

The Observor

The Middle East Eye

The Telegraph

Wellcome Trust

The Saturday Paper



Qualifications —

Diploma in Freelance Journalism at Morris Academy.

Battlefield awareness and Combat medical safety training at the War zone Freelance Project.

Investigative journalism, Global Media, and Terrorism and Counterterrorism at Georgetown University