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THE BANG BANG CLUB : SNAPSHOTS FROM A HIDDEN WAR

Recently with hearing about the two war photographers who were killed in Libya, Tim Hetherington, and Chris Hondros, I’ve been thinking about the situation.  I find their stories and the stories of people doing similar work really compelling.  The ethics around what they do and the crazy intensity of capturing images of horrible events.   While I wonder about how people emotionally handle that work I know that it’s often images that connect us to an event.  The images from the recent tsunami in Japan for example are what helped me grasp the immensity of the situation.  I think we need these images.  Last week on NPR’s Fresh air Terry Gross interviewed two veteran war photographers Joao Silva and Greg Marinovich.  It was interesting to hear the stories behind their photos.  Heres the link to the their interview. They have also compiled a book of their memoirs called “The Bang Bang Club”

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