Kenneth Jarecke was born in 1963 in Fairfax, Missouri, USA. After joining Contact Press Images in 1986, he earned a reputation as a maverick photographer with images from the political scene since the Ronald Reagan administration, student demonstrations in China's Tienanmen Square (1989), and his searing book of black and white 'personal' images from the first Gulf conflict, Just Another War (Bedrock Press 1992). In 1989 he became a contract photographer for U.S. News & World Report, and has since produced stories on AIDS in Africa, turmoil in Afghanistan, famine in Ethiopia, and numerous features in America. He is based in Montana, USA.