7 with VII: Fake News

Photographers Babajanyan, Bach, Gilbertson, Kashi, Njiokiktjien, Sobecki and Stanmeyer on fake news’ effects on photojournalism

We asked Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter followers to submit questions about fake news as it relates to photojournalism for the next installment of 7 with VII where VII photographers answer your seven questions. Read on for the answers from VII members Anush Babajanyan, Ashley Gilbertson, Ed Kashi, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Nichole Sobecki and John Stanmeyer, and VII Mentor Program photographer Arnau Bach.

Perspective | ‘War can feel distant at times like that, but it can also feel never-ending’: Ashley Gilbertson’s photographs of bombing sites in Nigeria

The insurgent group Boko Haram has increasingly victimized children as suicide bombers. Ashley Gilbertson traveled to sites of these bombings to photograph the daily life that is disrupted by these tragedies.

When I go to places that have been bombed, they look nothing like the ghastly images we see all too frequently: There are no destroyed buildings; no severed limbs dangling from tree branches; no mushroom clouds of smoke or scent of charred flesh

"The New Europeans”: A More Subtle Migrant Exodus

This photo of migrant children at the Gevgelia camp on the Macedonia/Greece border uniquely captures the more daily highs and lows of this historic period.

I imagine the hopeful and forward-looking tone, filled with casual, friendly and quietly-poignant moments, comes from the fact Ashley Gilbertson was photographing the migrant crisis on assignment for UNICEF

7 with VII: All About Gear

Expert photographers on the lenses, notebooks and tools they carry

We asked Facebook, Instagram and Twitter followers to submit questions about gear for the second installment of 7 with VII. Read on for the 7 answers from VII’s Ron Haviv, Sim Chi Yin, Ashley Gilbertson, Arthur Bondar, Ed Kashi, Poulomi Basu and Sarker Protick

LightBox | Time

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The Last of Us Remastered is a post-apocalyptic video game released earlier this year on PlayStation 4 with an in-game Photo Mode, which freezes the game and lets players shoot, edit and share photographs of their achievements. TIME assigned conflict photographer Ashley Gilbertson to use the Photo Mode to document the game’s protagonists as they fight to survive in a zombie-infested world. Gilbertson writes about his experience.

Two New Photobooks Illustrate the Value of War Photography - Feature Shoot

Marine Cpl. Christopher G. Scherer, 21, was killed by a sniper on July 21, 2007, in Karmah, Iraq. He was from East Northport, New York. His bedroom was photographed in…

While they grew up on opposite sides of the world, Ashley Gilbertson [Australian] and Peter van Agtmael [American] found themselves trudging through the same Iraqi soil in the mid-2000s. Unlike soldiers in uniform, however, Gilbertson and van Agtmael holstered cameras instead of guns, training lenses instead of barrels on discrete moments of soon-to-be-history

LightBox | Time

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Bedrooms of the Fallen, by photographer Ashley Gilbertson. The volume consists of still-life photographs of 40 bedrooms, where troops from the U.S. and around the world slept before dying in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, or their aftermath. It’s to be published by the University of Chicago Press this June.

It’ll Be Better Next Year

“Did it rain last night?” Cash Murdock, age eleven, asks his father. “Nope, no rain,” the forty-three-year-old rancher, Casey, replies. “Maybe tonight.” With this exchange, Ashley Gilbertson and Ed Kashi introduce the small farming and ranching community in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, which was the epicenter of the Dust Bowl in the nineteen-thirties, and is presently experiencing the region’s worst drought in fifty years.

Palm Springs 2013: Ashley Gilbertson

Ashley Gilbertson is an award-winning member of VII Photo. Gilbertson’s imagery from Iraq, where he worked from 2002 until 2008, earned him critical acclaim from the Overseas Press Club which awarded Gilbertson the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal for his 2004 work in Falluja.

Overexposed: A Photographer's War With PTSD

"One of the truly great things about war ... is that all you have to do is survive."

"'I don't think you can go into the most traumatic situations that arise on earth, voluntarily, and come back unchanged,' said Ashley Gilbertson, who admits that his experience in Iraq is never far from thought. Eight years after Gilbertson and Dexter Filkins climbed those steps, those perilous moments on the step have followed Gilbertson. 'A 22-year-old kid was killed because Ashley needed a photograph,' Filkins said. 'He's tormented by that.'"

Ashley Gilbertson on social media: “I love taking pictures of my wife and son but they are for me.”

Prison Photography (PP): You use Twitter. Ashley Gilbertson (AG): I initially got on Twitter because I found Facebook pretty boring. It was turning into people’s family photo albums, which is…

"I present certain photographs to the world that are very carefully edited and all of a sudden I’m making photographs on the fly and they’re bad! That’s got to hurt my reputation! "

Ashley Gilbertson: Finding Occupy Wall Street on Film

The Occupy Wall Street movement started out as a kind of headless dragon, with no apparent leadership or distinct goals; and the Australian photographer …

“Photographing Occupy Wall Street was one of the most difficult stories, visually speaking, that I’ve had to cover in years,” he told me. “My photographs looked as disparate as the motivations of the hundred or so people who lived full time in the park.”

VII Photo Agency Brings in New Members | PDNPulse

Three months after VII Pboto announced a shakeup to its structure, the changes at the photographers’ cooperative have finally played out with the announcement today of its new members. They are Davide Monteleone, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Lynsey Addario, Joc

They are Davide Monteleone, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Lynsey Addario, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Stefano de Luigi, Venetia Dearden, Jessica Dimmock, Adam Ferguson, Ashley Gilbertson, Seamus Murphy, Maciek Nabrdalik, Tomas Van Houtryve and Donald Weber.

LOOK3 2011: Ashley Gilbertson's Exhibition About Dead Soldiers Defaced | PDNPulse

The public had a strong reaction to the exhibition at the LOOK3 Festival of Ashley Gilbertson’s Bedrooms of the Fallen photographs, which show the bedrooms of soldiers who died as a result of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The photographs are being exhibit

Someone had cut the word “suicide” out of the caption under the photograph, and had carved the word “hero” into the bed depicted in the photo.

LOOK3 2011: Ashley Gilbertson On War, PTSD and His Project Bedrooms of the Fallen | PDNPulse

At a Master’s Talk this afternoon at the LOOK3 festival in Charlottesville, VA, Ashley Gilbertson talked passionately about his project, “Bedrooms of the Fallen,” which depicts the rooms of soldiers from coalition countries such as the United States, Fran

At a Master’s Talk this afternoon at the LOOK3 festival in Charlottesville, VA, Ashley Gilbertson talked passionately about his project, “Bedrooms of the Fallen,” which depicts the rooms of soldiers from coalition countries such as the United States, France and Scotland who were killed at war.

LOOK3 Preview: Goldin, Kratochvil, Vitali Headline Fest Curated by Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode

Substantial exhibitions of the work of Nan Goldin, Massimo Vitali and Antonin Kratochvil are the major highlights, and the three artists will also talk about their work, with Goldin appearing in a unique conversation with Sally Mann. In addition the festival will feature “Master’s Talks” and exhibitions by Christopher Anderson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ashley Gilbertson, David Liitschwager, Steve McCurry, Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell, as well as a special exhibition of George Steinmetz photographs hung from trees in downtown Charlottesville.

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.

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.