The 6th Floor: A Conversation With Photographer Ashley Gilbertson

A Conversation With Photographer Ashley Gilbertson

This week, Ashley Gilbertson won a National Magazine Award for his photo essay “A Shrine Down the Hall.” The photographs published in this magazine were a selection from a larger project, which is ongoing.

via The 6th Floor Blog:

We met to discuss the project, “Bedrooms of the Fallen,” on Wednesday in a coffee shop near where he lives in New York City. Gilbertson was accompanied by his wife, Joanna, and their small son, Hugo. Joanna explained that the germ of the project was an effort to keep Ashley out of Iraq, where he had worked on and off since 2002. Looking back, they both agree that this project has been much more difficult than straightforward war photography.