The world’s top conflict photographers reflect on careers spent on the front lines, and the physical and psychological scars they live with now.
As the war in Ukraine unfolds in real time, we see its horror through the lens of photojournalists on the ground. Conflict photographers bring us the unvarnished truth of humanity’s capacity for violence. But what toll does this work have on the men and women behind the cameras?
What pushes journalists back, year after year, to the front lines? And what do we, as readers and viewers of their work, owe them?
In Shooting War: Shall We Close Our Eyes? nine of the world’s top conflict photographers reflect on careers spent on the front lines, and the physical and psychological scars they live with now.