The Toll of War, Captured One Frame at a Time

By Tara MacIsaac for The Epoch Times http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/47165/ NEW YORK—“Billy Miller died because I wanted to go see a dead foreign fighter,” said war photographer Ashley Gilbertson. After a pregnant pause, he continued: “Everyone who goes off into conflict comes back with a sense of responsibility.” Gilbertson shared a powerful and very personal account of … More The Toll of War, Captured One Frame at a Time

Ashley Gilbertson on Photographing PTSD in NYC

Photographer Ashley Gilbertson talks to Chris Hondros talk on Dec. 6 in NYC about his recent projects photographing PTSD http://groundview2.eventbrite.com/ The Epoch Times cordially invites you to attend an evening with Ashley Gilbertson, an award-winning war photographer and VII Network photographer who spent several years photographing the war in Iraq. He will discuss his recent … More Ashley Gilbertson on Photographing PTSD in NYC

Politicians Don’t Decide What Information Illuminates a Story

by Genevieve Long for the Foreign Policy Association U.S. President Barack Obama reversed a significant decision this past week. He decided to go back on his promise to release photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan that were taken a few years ago. The popular sentiment among the more conservative-minded might be that Obama is … More Politicians Don’t Decide What Information Illuminates a Story

Must Read Books: Dexter Filkins’ “The Forever War”

Read an excerpt from a recent interview with Dexter Filkins here by Genevieve Long If you read only one book about Iraq and Afghanistan this year, make it “The Forever War”, by New York Times foreign correspondent Dexter Filkins. It is full of insightful, lyrical vignettes about the war in Iraq from 2003 to 2006, … More Must Read Books: Dexter Filkins’ “The Forever War”

Journalist Q&A: Dexter Filkins, The New York Times

Dexter Filkins is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, and author of the new book, “The Forever War”. I caught up with him in December just days before he left to report from Afghanistan for nearly six weeks. Filkins returned to Afghanistan and Pakistan recently where he has been reporting for The New … More Journalist Q&A: Dexter Filkins, The New York Times

New Book Takes Readers Inside the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Work

By Genevieve Long for The Epoch Times With 32,000 police, the New York Police Department is the country’s largest police force and has been hardest-hit by terrorist attacks. It’s an operation that needs to have more than a few tricks up its sleeve. One of these is the NYPD’s Intelligence Unit—an elite group of 600 … More New Book Takes Readers Inside the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Work

The View from the Ground in Iraq and Afghanistan

By Genevieve Long for Quill Magazine When journalists watched American bombers strike Taliban positions in northern Afghanistan weeks after 9/11, Iraq wasn’t part of the story. But the Middle East can be like a kaleidoscope: a slight shift and the whole picture changes. Seven years later, both Iraq and Afghanistan remain difficult, dangerous places for … More The View from the Ground in Iraq and Afghanistan