War

‘Under the Wire’ Review: Portrait of a War Reporter – The New York Times

Piggybacking on the recent release of the based-on-real-life drama “A Private War,” “Under the Wire” — sewn together from on-the-spot footage and interviews with colleagues — drops us into conflict zones with disorienting immediacy. Our primary guide is Paul Conroy, the plain-spoken British photographer who partnered with Colvin and was severely injured in the 2012 rocket attack in Syria that killed her and another reporter outright.

Review: In ‘Under the Wire,’ war photographer Paul Conroy bears witness to a terrible loss – Los Angeles Times

The recent biopic “A Private War” explores the interiority of war correspondent Marie Colvin’s life. But the documentary “Under the Wire,” featuring Colvin’s colleague, photojournalist Paul Conroy, painstakingly details Colvin’s final days before her death while reporting from Homs, Syria, in February 2012.

Pets, Fruit and Shrapnel: 5k from the Front Line – Witness

In this previous story on her commission for the eyeWitness to Atrocities app, Anastasia Taylor-Lind talked about truth in photography, the problem of creating stories that go beyond cliché and stereotype, and the dilemmas of being commissioned for an open brief to test out the eyeWitness App, an app intended to create time and place verifiable images of atrocity that will be admissible in a law of court.

Lynsey Addario Is More Than a War Photographer | Vanity Fair

In her first published collection of photographs, Of Love and War, photojournalist Lynsey Addario looks past her subjects’ impossible circumstances to show beauty and their humanity.

Women in war zones: Shooting the frontline when you’re not a middle class man

We speak to four female photojournalists working in hostile environments about the challenges they face and what drives them, despite the inherent risk in their work.

America’s War Narrative Focuses on Its Soldiers. Afghans and Iraqis Are Brushed Aside.

THE YOUNG NEWSPAPER reporter wanted to write a book about the war he was covering. But the editors who read his proposal turned it down, all of them. They said the book wouldn’t sell because Americans were tired of reading about these violent foreigners and their centuries-old grudges. The reporter asked for advice from a colleague who had far more experience with these things. Focus the book on someone your readers will connect with, he was told.

Forgotten Images of the Vietnam War Made for the Americans Who Fought In It – The New York Times

For more than four decades, Art Greenspon kept his recollections of photographing the Vietnam War for Overseas Weekly tucked away deep in his memory, as inaccessible as the images themselves. Then, in 2014, a treasure trove of 35 mm negatives emerged from the gloom of a Scandinavian cellar, vividly reminding Mr. Greenspon of his time working for the scrappy little alternative tabloid.

Egypt: Legacy of Rabaa Massacre 5 Years Later | Time

In the early hours of Aug. 14, I was trying to make my way into Rabaa Square with my camera, unaware of the violence I was about to witness. The sun had just become visible on the horizon when a block of armored military vehicles jammed the square — one of Cairo’s busiest thoroughfares — shutting down all major exits to the sit-in. Police and military soldiers advanced to clear the sit-in using live ammunition, armored vehicles and snipers. Around 800 people were killed in fewer than 12 hours. A huge fire engulfed the sit-in, burning down tents and the nearby Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque.

Looking at the war in Syria through a Syrian photographer’s eyes – The Washington Post

For most of the war, journalists have had trouble getting into the country because of the dangers. Many have been kidnapped and killed. And, of course, Syrian journalists have been working under extraordinarily dangerous conditions. Photojournalist Hosam Katan is one of those Syrian journalists, and his new book, “Yalla Habibi: Living with War in Aleppo’” (Kehrer Verlag, 2018), takes us into the conflict that has been ravaging his country for nearly a decade.

I Could Have Been One of the Journalists Killed in Kabul – The New York Times

On April 30, I read the first tweets about the initial bombing in downtown Kabul as I was going to bed. In Ottawa, the place I have called home for the past four years, news of an attack in Afghanistan always triggers a flurry of text messages to my mother. She assured me that everyone in my family was fine. I woke up an hour later to her texting me about a second blast. A suicide bomber, carrying a camera to blend in, had detonated explosives that killed 25 people, including nine journalists. She wanted to know if I knew any of them. I did.

I Walked Into Iraq – Vantage – Medium

Fifteen years ago, at the start of the war on Iraq, I left Turkey and walked for four nights through monsoon-like rains into Iraq. I was on assignment for Time. I didn’t tell this story for ten years.

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