Delving into the psyche of war photographers Feinstein’s Shooting War is a remarkable book that combines 18 essays, one each for some of the world’s pre-eminent conflict photographers, alongside a single, jarring photograph around which the text is built. The essays result from face-to-face interviews with the photojournalists, their relatives and close friends, and shine […]
Five conflict photographers on some of the hardest images they’ve taken | World news | The Guardian The new book Conversations on Conflict Photography delves into the stories behind some of the most critical images photographers have had to take
Yemen, the war that they are hiding from us In addition to the almost daily bombings of the Saudi-led Coalition, which sometimes targets civilians, the beleaguered Yemenis of the North have been suffering from shortages of water, oil, food and medicine. Every ten minutes a child dies, most of the time from a mild illness. […]
Ivor Prickett : End of the Caliphate Ivor Prickett’s book End of the Caliphate is the result of months spent on the ground in Iraq and Syria between 2016 and 2018 photographing the battle to defeat ISIS. Working exclusively for the New York Times, Prickett was often embedded with Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish forces as […]
Photographers Who Bear Witness to War Pay a Steep Price In “Shooting War,” neuropsychiatrist Anthony Feinstein examines the impact of war, natural disasters, and other crises on the photographers who document them.
Why the press struggles to cover the war in Yemen – Columbia Journalism Review But a fourth war, in Yemen, equal in destruction and in its potential for fallout that directly affects Americans, has been covered very differently. Amnesty International has described it as the “forgotten war.” Coverage of the conflict, which has raged for […]
In Libya’s war, Hifter’s forces battle U.N.-backed government militias on Tripoli’s front lines – The Washington Post
An insider look at Kurdistan’s fight against ISIS Photographer Joey L. has been embedded with Kurdish guerrilla groups for years, capturing the human side of a fast-evolving conflict.
How this Syrian filmmaker captured war first-hand When civil war broke out in Syria, Waad Al-Kateab picked up the camera – and didn’t put it down. The resulting documentary, co-directed with Edward Watts, humanises a conflict most of us only know through statistics.
‘We face a different danger,’ war photographer Paul Conroy says – Committee to Protect Journalists In a Q&A with CPJ, British war photographer Paul Conroy discusses his last assignment with Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin in Syria, in 2012, and the dangers for photojournalists, especially when covering conflict.
‘Fighting But No Progress’ in Libya’s Capital. Inside the Surreal Siege of Tripoli | Time Magnum photographer Lorenzo Meloni first went to Libya after the uprising that led to the death of Gaddafi. His latest series of photographs from April and May depicts the exhaustion of fighters who have again been called to the front […]
Seeing War Abroad and at Home Through the Eyes of Don McCullin – Feature Shoot At the age of 83, British photojournalist Sir Don McCullin decidedly declared, “I’m not an artist” — while standing inside a major retrospective of his work now on view at the Tate in London through May 6, 2019.
Nihilistic Photojournalism? Don McCullin at Tate Britain – Disphotic I went to Don McCullin’s current retrospective at Tate Britain with some trepidation. Both in terms of the things I knew the exhibition would ask me to look at, but also in terms of the stance the exhibition would take on photojournalism itself.
Combat Obscura: Why the Marine Corps doesn’t want you to see this new documentary – The Washington Post Lagoze found himself in a murky gray area of free speech and fair-use government products. U.S. citizens can already go on Pentagon-operated sites and download free military photos and video. Their tax dollars fund it, and federal […]
Beautiful Deaths – Witness These are Goya’s Disasters of War, a series of 82 prints made between 1810 and 1820 that show the horrors of war and its aftermath during the Spanish Napoleonic Wars. They are etchings, not photographs, but they are complete in their depiction of atrocity; there is death, mutilation, torture, execution, rape, […]
The True Story Behind an Iconic Vietnam War Photo Was Nearly Erased — Until Now – The New York Times A celebrated book and a major museum exhibition revealed the harrowing tale behind the image of a wounded Marine. Their version was wrong
‘Everyone was leaving, and we were trying to get back in’: A photographer remembers the end of the Soviet Afghan War – The Washington Post Viktor Khabarov, 67, was a major in the Soviet military, working among the troops as a photographer. While the Kremlin made lofty decisions about the conflict from Moscow, he saw […]
How War Affects Photojournalists – Artsy Even when photojournalists return from war zones physically unscathed, their experiences can continue to burden their psyches. They might suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or anguish over their roles in witnessing human tragedy. But they do so to inform the public about the costs of war and to shape […]
Beyond war with conflict photographer Yuri Kozyrev He talked in Moscow with host Nathan Thornburgh, who worked alongside Kozyrev throughout Russia and the Caucasus while they were both at TIME magazine. They talked about the late great Stanley Greene, about traveling with mujahedin, and about why it was hard to quit war for good.
Life After Horrific Death for the Journalist James Foley – The New York Times Mrs. Foley has a desperately keen understanding of what happens in a conflict zone. “Jim” was her son, the freelance photojournalist James W. Foley. He was kidnapped in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war, held hostage for 21 months and […]