David Barreda is the Deputy, Photos & Visuals for Topic, a new, digital-native magazine dedicated to long-form storytelling, from the folks at First Look Media. Before that, he was the founding Visuals Editor for ChinaFile. He has more than 15 years of media experience, spanning digital media to traditional wet lab darkroom experience. He previously worked as a staff photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News, the Rocky Mountain News, the Valley News, and the Herald of Randolph.

David holds two passports (one from Peru) and a Masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. As an undergrad at Middlebury College, he studied Geography and Environmental Studies. He lives in Brooklyn, N