Edu Bayer, born in 1982, is a photographer based in New York. He graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. After a trip through South America, he enrolled in the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya and later earned a master’s degree from the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Since 2006, Bayer has worked in Spain for the newspapers El País and Público. He has traveled extensively photographing stories in Cuba, Burma, Gambia, Kosovo, Turkish and Iraqi Kurdistan, Libya, and Rwanda and has published work in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy and The Guardian among others. Bayer is particularly interested in how different communities attempt to improve their current conditions by struggling to change political and economic systems. (Photo shot in Kigali, Rwanda, 2009. Photo sponsor: Purple Porch Properties, LLC.)

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