Brian Palmer


Brian Palmer is an independent journalist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He received a Ford Foundation grant to complete his first film, FULL DISCLOSURE, a feature-length documentary based on his three "embeds" in Iraq film.

Palmer has written for Mother Jones, Newsday, The Huffington Post, Pixel Press, Newsweek International, and The New York Times Magazine, among others. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, ColorLines, US News & World Report, Politiken (Copenhagen), and other publications.

From 2000 to 2002 Palmer was an on-air correspondent with CNN. He was a staff writer at Fortune from 1998 to 2000, and Beijing Bureau Chief for US News & World Report for the two years prior to that. From 1993 to 1996, he was a Staff Photographer for US News, and he continues to work as a still photographer.

Palmer began his career in journalism as a fact-checker at The Village Voice, a weekly newspaper in New York City. He is on the faculty of the Masters in Fine Arts Photography, Video, & Related Media Program at New York’s School of Visual Arts.

He earned a BA in East Asian Studies from Brown University in 1986 and an MFA in Photography from The School of Visual Arts.