Combat photographers have been documenting the terror, violence and boredom of war since the invention of photography. Tom Bearden profiles Air Force Sgt. Stacy Pearsall, who has documented the effects of war — and has paid a heavy price. Continue reading
Eighteen-year-old Egyptian student and photographer Yasser Alaa has been documenting his country’s recent revolution from behind the lens of a camera, most recently attending protests that sprang up after the country’s longtime dictator, Hosni Mubarak, stepped down. Continue reading
Mark Hogancamp’s therapeutic imaginary world is the subject of ‘Marwencol’, a documentary by Jeff Malmberg that airs on “PBS’ Independent Lens”:http://www.itvs.org/films/marwencol on Tuesday.
The Pulitzer Prizes, an annual award for print journalism and the arts, were announced on Monday. The Los Angeles Times and the New York Times both received two awards each, and the award for fiction went to Jennifer Egan for her novel, “A Visit from the Goon Squad.” Jeffrey Brown has an excerpt from his conversation with Egan. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown speaks with British photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington about his work in Afghanistan, which led to the prize-winning documentary with Sebastian Junger, “Restrepo,” and a new book of photographs called “Infidel.” Continue reading
In 2007 and 2008, British photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington traveled to the Korengal Valley in northeastern Afghanistan to capture images of American soldiers serving in the war — not just in combat, but also relaxing, playing, sleeping. His photographs are now collected as a new book titled “Infidel.”
In 1999, Cynthia Stewart, an amateur photographer and school bus driver in Oberlin, Ohio, was arrested on two felony charges for photographs she’d taken of her eight-year-old daughter, which she tried to have developed at a nearby drugstore. The charges were eventually dropped. The in-between is the subject of a new book by poet Lynn Powell called “Framing Innocence.”