David Barreda is the Deputy, Photos & Visuals for Topic, a new long-form, digital-native magazine dedicated to long form storytelling, from the folks at First Look Media. He was the founding Visuals Editor. 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. He was the founding editor of visuals at ChinaFile, and is part of the Journalism Diversity Project

David holds a Masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and studied Geography and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.