Yan Boechat has been a journalist for over 20 years. Throughout most of his career, he worked as a writer-reporter, writing for the largest publications in Brazil, both in daily newspapers, magazines, and news sites. He is or was a collaborator also in international vehicles, such as The New York Times, BBC, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, NBC News, among others.
Yan Boechat is also a award-winning photographer, with his work published in different news outlets in Brazil and abroad.
Yan Boechat has dedicated his work to cover human impacts caused by major events, such as wars, environmental disasters, urban conflicts, inequality, and violence. Over the years, he has covered humanitarian issues in countries such as Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Palestine, Ukraine, Congo, DRC, Angola, Egypt, Tunisia, Colombia, Venezuela, Ukraine, Nepal, Ethiopia, Sudan, and in different parts of Brazil.
Today he is based in São Paulo (Brazil) and travels often to different parts of the world