Kedar Berntson

Photographer, Writer

Writer, Photographer, Reformed Jazz Musician

After getting a BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts, I went on to pursue humanitarian writing for UNICEF and the nonprofit, Rise for Rohingya. But not satisfied with just one avenue of journalism, I began writing arts and culture pieces for magazines like Document Journal (in which I personally photograph my subjects), restaurant reviews for Travel Squire, and copy for the wine magazine, Vinous. I now work with BlackBook Media on their online magazine and publishing ventures.
Content Types
Candid Photography, Article, Social Copy, Website Copy, Script, Blog Post, Interview, Press Release, Ad/Promotional Copy, General Photo
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New York University, BFA
New York, NY, USA|English

Published Content

Sex, drugs, and jazz—Robert Glasper’s mission to restore the original cool kid music to its rightful status

“Jazz is boring as fuck right now,” says three-time Grammy award–winning jazz and hip-hop pianist, Robert Glasper.

November 15th, 2019
The Curbside Discount

Freeganism, at its core, is an anti-consumerist movement. It’s a protest against industry and capitalism, and the method of protest is abstention. Freegans try not to buy anything. They don’t want to fund a system they’re diametrically against, and they don’t want to contribute to the waste that system produces. Freegans don’t like waste.

March 11th, 2019
Youth Clubs Help Rohingya Children Cope With Problems In Refugee Camps

In August of 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya fled from their burning homes in Myanmar's Rakhine state to seek refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. Today, there are close to 1 million Rohingya living in refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh — and an estimated 500,000 of them are under 18.

October 10th, 2019
KidSuper’s radical democratization of fashion week

Earlier this summer, the New York-based label founded by Colm Dillane was lauded for its debut Paris fashion week show, A Bull in a China Shop. “Colm Dillane’s KidSuper Show Is the Breakout Surprise of the Paris Menswear Shows So Far,” one headline read.

September 16th, 2019
Seattle: A Local’s Guide to the Rainy City

There’s no easier way to spot a tourist in Seattle than the mushroom top of an umbrella bobbing down Pike’s Place.

November 20th, 2017
News Video
Kwame Anthony Appiah on the Rohingya Crisis

Born in London and raised in Ghana, Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah received both his B.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University. After teaching at renowned institutions such as Yale, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, and Princeton, he has taken up residence as a Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University. He is the author of prize-winning books, such as The Honor Code and Cosmopolitanism, which critically examine identity and the way we interact and connect with each other. Dr. Appiah, a leading global thinker in ethics and racial identity, is also the recipient of over 15 honorary degrees, including the 2011 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.

November 10th, 2018
Clay: A Community-Minded Restaurant in Harlem

The restaurant promotes a seasonal menu, constantly in flux, with ingredients sourced from local farms and suppliers, meaning that not only what’s served is a product of the community and unique to your visit, but also the restauranteurs constantly recreate the menu to feature new ingredients.

February 8th, 2018
imli : The Upper East Side’s New Indian Restaurant

The culinary door is being opened as Indian restaurants enter the the same sphere of technical precision and artistic innovation that characterizes a Michelin Star experience. There are a few restaurants that are having an elevating effect on the cuisine as a whole. The baseline is being raised, and attitudes toward the cuisine have become more accommodating. Now, Indian food is making a sharp turn away from just being synonymous with Manhattan’s Curry Row or London’s Brick Lane.

December 13th, 2017
My City : Ottawa with Le Cordon Bleu’s Chef Herve Chabert

Originally from Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, Chef Hervé Chabert has been with Le Cordon Bleu for 16 years. Hervé was selected twice in France’s Coupe du Monde de Patisserie (The World Pastry Cup) and has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants across France before relocating to Canada.

November 24th, 2017
What’s the Difference Between “Château” and “Domaine”?

What’s the difference between “Château” and “Domaine"? The difference is largely geographic and historical.

October 1st, 2019
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Spas and Resorts for the Active Traveler : Top Five Tennis Holidays

For two and a half weeks every year New York City comes alive with the tennis elite at the U.S. Open and even diehard Yankees fans suddenly find themselves tuning in to watch the action at Flushing Stadium. With Rafael Nadal turning up the heat on his opponents this year and claiming his third U.S win, avid tennis buffs went right home after with one thought – how can I play like him? How about a few weeks at a tennis spa to practice up your game, learn new skills and gain an advantage? Here are five of the Squire’s favorites in far flung locations around the world.

September 18th, 2017
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Top Six Healthy Autumn Holidays

With fall right around the corner and the summer heat subsiding, TravelSquire is bringing you six beautiful locations to rejuvenate, de-stress, and return to nature. Whether spending a few weeks practicing yoga lakeside, sun kissed by the Maldivian sun, or hiking through the radiant Italian country side why not take a healthy holiday? Make a holistic change in your mood, right alongside the changing season, at one of these specialized wellness retreats.

September 20th, 2017
Ad/Promotional Copy
Top Five Healthy Family Holidays

Now more than ever, kids need active routines in their lives. And when children observe their parents incorporating healthy habits into their lives too, they’ll be readier to accept them. What better way to kickstart these practices than a fun family vacation that highlights the benefits of a healthy lifestyle?

October 27th, 2017
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