What is The Periphery?
The Periphery is a media company and community devoted to bringing into focus that which we ordinarily miss. This might be a life story of an unnoticed person, an unseen angle on a current topic, or an unrecognized solution to a social issue.
We use analysis and conversation at The Periphery to produce connections and understanding of others and issues. We aim to include a variety of perspectives, as we believe this best allows us to grasp the whole truth of a matter.
In the spirit of understanding perspectives, travel is a key aspect to our work. So is the use of various media to best tell a particular story–sometimes including the use of many media to tell a single story.
We are headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
We are always open to ideas for topics to cover, people to interview, and places to see. You can reach Brandon by email firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @brandonferdig, or Facebook. For a better chance at an immediate reply, contact our publicist Rachel Anderson at or email@example.com.
Who is Brandon Ferdig?
Hi. I create human interest stories and commentary. I founded The Periphery while teaching English in China in 2011. Much of my work has been inspired by my time in foreign countries–mainly, East Africa, East Asia, and Latin America.
My work has been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. See my portfolio page for examples. I post regularly to this website, Facebook, Instagram, and my YouTube channel.
Perhaps the largest area of my work now resides on my YouTube channel, featuring my video-interviews, video-stories, and travel clips.
Here I am talking social issues on CTV:
I am the author of Life Learned Abroad: Lessons on Humanity from China published January 2014. I also speak and present at schools, libraries, conference rooms, and any other place an audience might gather to listen to my experiences, observations, and lessons I bring back from the road.
Learning and sharing these lessons–about other cultures, about humanity in general, about how society can best progress–are ultimately why I do what I do.
These days, I’m working on new, issue-based videos and planning new travels for new projects! I’m always on the lookout for new opportunities to capture stories, interview, speak, and travel.
You can reach me by email firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @brandonferdig, or Facebook. For a better chance at an immediate reply, contact my publicist Rachel Anderson at 952-240-2513 or email@example.com.
Thanks so much for visiting!