Thorne Anderson has covered culture, politics, and conflict in the Balkans and the Middle East for The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, and the German Die Zeit and Stern magazine among others. He is co-author/photographer of the 2005 book, Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq (Chelsea Green Publishing).
He believes it is important for visual journalists to challenge themselves and their audiences, to immerse themselves in the lives of their subjects, to see beyond the obvious, to extract the extraordinary from the mundane, and to reveal the sacred in the profane.
Thorne received an M.A. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He is a dedicated mentor and has taught at the the University of Missouri and the American University in Bulgaria. He is currently Assistant Professor in photojournalism and multimedia storytelling at the University of North Texas, Mayborn School of Journalism. He is founder, co-director, and principal instructor of the bilingual Heart of Mexico narrative multimedia project: http://heartofmexico2013.com & http://heartofmexicostories.com.