Ismail Einashe is an award-winning journalist and writer. He has written for The Guardian, BBC News, The Sunday Times, Foreign Policy, El Mundo, Internazionale, ArtReview, Frieze and The Nation, among many others. He is the author of the book Strangers by Tate Publishing, which explores migration through the lens of art. He co-edited the volume Lost in Media: Migrant Perspectives and the Public Sphere, a collection of essays on the representations of migrants and refugees in the European media. He is a member of Lost in Europe, a cross-border journalism project that investigates the disappearance of child migrants in Europe.
In 2021, he won the inaugural Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) Impact Award as part of the Lost in Europe team. In 2019, he won a Migration Media Award, and in 2020, he was shortlisted for the European Press Prize. In 2019, he won the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, America’s oldest journalism fellowship, for his year-long project examining China’s role in Africa. He is also an Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University and a member of the editorial board of Tate Etc., the magazine of the Tate Galleries.