The Life and Legacy of Photojournalist David Gilkey, According to His Mother

NPR photojournalist David Gilkey was killed back in June 2016 during the War in Afghanistan while documenting fighting between Taliban and Afghan/American

“I talked to him about it once and I said, ‘What kind of photography do you really want to do?’ And he said, ‘I want to do the kind where I have to go out into the world and find out what’s happening,'” Alyda tells NPR. “And I said, ‘Well, I guess you’re never going to be a wedding photographer.’ And he said, ‘No way. No way.’ It was just what he wanted to do.”

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An investigation into the killing of NPR photographer David Gilkey and interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna last year has revealed flaws in the original story put forth by Afghan officials.

Snapshots from slain war photographer David Gilkey's life

David Gilkey's family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Portland Art Museum Friday afternoon to remember the loyal, brave and "complex" man they loved.

In front of a crowd of 200 at the Portland Art Museum, she recounted stories of her adventurous son, the one who would wiggle his crib around the room, who loved the book "Go Dog Go" at bedtime and who couldn't sit still long enough to take a test.

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"Some of his work may have been lost in the attack," Oreskes said. "We don't know yet. We know that in the last couple of days, he called in and was very excited about the material he was gathering."

Remembering NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey

David Gilkey, whose images documented both tragedy and hope, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday along with NPR's Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna.

David brought us the world and made us all care. "It's not just reporting. It's not just taking pictures," he said about the work he did in Haiti. "It's, 'Do those visuals, do the stories, do they change somebody's mind enough to take action?' "So if we're doing our part, it gets people to do their part. Hopefully."

NPR Journalist and Translator Killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

Mr. Gilkey was the first civilian American journalist killed in Afghanistan during the 15-year-long Afghan conflict.

Mr. Gilkey was the first American journalist not in the military killed during the 15-year-long Afghan conflict; since 1992, at least 27 journalists have been killed in Afghanistan

Not Again: Photographer David Gilkey Dies in Afghanistan

If you follow photojournalism, you know the community lost another important and cherished member this weekend.

David Gilkey, who has been covering Afghanistan for NPR, was killed there, along with his translator/photographer colleague Zabihullah Tamanna, after the Afghan army unit they were traveling with was attacked

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Noted for his keen wit, which he never lost, he was a mentor to many young photographers in Atlanta, always gracious with his knowledge and a true southern gentleman.

Photojournalist David Gilkey and Translator Killed In Afghanistan

By Donald R. Winslow 

“The hallmark of David’s storytelling around this topic was that he wanted people to know that we still have people in harm’s way every day, and while it is no longer on the front page in the way that it has been and while it’s been transitioning away from U.S. military support, that’s why he kept doing it.

NPR Statement on David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna

NPR photographer David Gilkey and Afghan translator Zabihullah Tamanna were killed today while on assignment near Marjah, in southern Afghanistan.

As a man and as a photojournalist, David brought out the humanity of all those around him. He let us see the world and each other through his eyes

WHNPA Eyes of History 2011

The White House News Photographers Association announced that NPR photographer David Gilkey has been named “Photographer of the Year” and Melina Mara of the Washington Post won “Political Photo of the Year” in the 2011 ‘The Eyes of History™’ contest judging at the National Geographic Society in Washington. Gilkey has worked for NPR for just over 3 years. “It’s a huge, huge, huge honor. Not just for me, but for NPR as well. They have been at the forefront of really truly integrating multimedia, and I am happy for all of us.” The Political Photo of the Year was awarded to Melina Mara, of the Washington Post, for a photograph of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi being applauded by congressional staffers after the healthcare bill passed in 2010. When asked how she was able to make such a remarkable photograph, Mara responded “Access, access, access. If you don’t have access, you don’t have a story-telling picture that communicates the news of the day. I kept working it and working it and working it to get the access necessary to tell the story.” In commenting on her win, WHNPA President John Harrington said, “Melina’s work has proven time and time again that when you work a story and put in the time, you are rewarded with accolades. Her dedication to photojournalism and story-telling demonstrates time and time again that she’s at the top of her field.” “The WHNPA ‘Eyes of History™’ contest winners continue to document not only the political machinations of Washington DC, but also the news from hot spots around the world, “ said John Harrington. “Each year, the work gets better, and the world can see through our members’ eyes, history as it unfolds.” The judges for the 2011 ‘The Eyes of History™’ stills competition were Alexandra Avakian, Chick Harrity and William Snyder.

NPR's Photographer Reports From Afghanistan

NPR: NPR’s Photographer Reports From Afghanistan:

NPR staff photographer David Gilkey says that the number one rule for a photographer is: never abandon your equipment. But he decided to do just that — leaving most of his things behind except a camera, a lens and a bulletproof vest. What was supposed to be a brief patrol with the Marines in southern Afghanistan turned into a 7-day trek through the surprisingly lush Helmand River Province.

Trekking in temperatures well over 110 degrees, the Marines abandoned almost all of their belongings except their weapons, and dodged almost constant fire with only the clothes on their backs.

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