DAVE MAYERS is a Peabody and three-time Emmy award-winning documentary director, cinematographer and sometimes journalism professor. He is currently a member of the '22 class of Nieman Fellows at Harvard, where he is looking into how to open up documentary filmmaking to underrepresented communities.
Dave is drawn to stories that try to evoke empathy and understanding for people and from places that are often misunderstood and overlooked.
He has worked for VICE News series on HBO, Showtime and Hulu, the Johannesburg desk of the New York Times, Time Inc., and has taught at University of the Witwatersrand and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He holds degrees from St. John’s and Columbia. His career has allowed him to report throughout the US and from dozens of countries around the world.