Barry Broman is a retired American diplomat based in Kirkland, Washington. In 1962 he was an Associated Press photographer. He later served as a US Marine Corps infantry officer during the Vietnam War and as a liaison officer in Thailand. While in the US State Department he served in Cambodia, Thailand (twice), France, Indonesia and Burma. Since his retirement in 1996 Broman has been writing and photographing books and producing more than 10 documentary films.