November 17, 2023

1A WAMU: Ask a War Photojournalist

November 13, 2023

The first photographs of a major military conflict were taken during the Crimean War of the 1850s. Nearly 175 years later, photojournalists are on the ground, on the frontlines of conflicts around the world, documenting history.

They do so at great risk to themselves. So far, at least five photojournalists have died during the Israel-Hamas War, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

How do photojournalists in conflict zones do their work? What is the impact of witnessing the atrocities of war first-hand?

We pose your questions to a panel of photojournalists: Lynsey Addario, Nicole Tung, and Peter van Agtmael.


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Image: © Lynsey Addario,  US troops carry the body of Staff Sergeant Larry Rougle, who was killed when Taliban insurgents ambushed their squad in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan.