Teru Kuwayama is a photographer from New York. His work over the past decade has focused on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Kashmir. In 2004, while working in Iraq, he designed Lightstalkers, a global, online community of photographers and unconventional travellers. In 2007 he launched the Battlespace project, a traveling exhibition of photographs, presenting an unsanitized, unfiltered view of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a 2009–2010 Knight Fellow at Stanford University, a 2010 TED Global Fellow and a 2010 Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. He received a 2010 Knight News Challenge Award to launch Basetrack, an online social media project that chronicled the deployment of a US Marine battalion in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. He is a 2012 TED Senior Fellow.