Barry Yeoman is an award-winning freelance magazine journalist based in Durham, North Carolina, who specializes on putting human faces on complex issues. His investigative reporting has taken him around the world, from a coastline in India where industrialization threatens traditional fishing families to a training ground in North Carolina for private soldiers on secret missions. His work has appeared in The Nation, Popular Science, Audubon, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, CityLab, National Wildlife, The American Prospect, Texas Monthly, and many other publications. His web site is http://barryyeoman.com. Photo by John Noltner.