David M. Barreda is a visual editor, multimedia producer, curator, and journalist based in Oakland, California. He is a photo editor for National Geographic, currently on the History & Culture desk, and a core team member at Diversify Photo.

Previously, David was a photo editor at Earthjustice, a founding editor at Topic, and a founding editor for ChinaFile where he launched the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography in collaboration with the Magnum Foundation.

He has more than 20 years of visual journalism experience and prior to editing, he worked as a staff photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News, the Rocky Mountain News, the Valley News, the Tallahassee Democrat, and the Herald of Randolph.

Born in southern Peru and raised on a sheep farm in Vermont, David lives with his partner, their 9-year-old daughter, and Dandelion, a poodle-terrier, Covid-adoptee rescue dog.

Production Skills & Specialities

Documentary, Nature, Underwater, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Video Editing, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography