Brian Palmer is an an independent multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He writes for Mother Jones, Huffington Post, ColorLines, and other publications and blogs. He has contributed video reporting to PBS’s Now with David Brancaccio and World Politics Review and has photographed for The New York Times, Politiken (Copenhagen), and other outlets. Previously, Palmer was a CNN correspondent, US News & World Report’s Beijing Bureau Chief, a staff photographer for US News, and an assistant editor at the Village Voice newspaper.

In 2010, Palmer’s documentary Full Disclosure, based on several trips to Iraq with a U.S. Marine infantry unit, screened at the Maysles Cinema in New York City, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana, and the Atlanta Undergro