Thursday, September 5, 2013

PHOTOJOURNALISTS ON WAR AT 25TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOJOURNALISM





KAMBER'S ACCLAIMED BOOK ABOUT THE IRAQ WAR TO BE FEATURED AT 25TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOJOURNALISM
VISA POUR L'IMAGE, PERPIGNAN, SEPTEMBER 5 AND 6, 2013


A multi-media piece on Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq

(University of Texas Press) by Michael Kamber with a foreword by Dexter Filkins will be projected during the evening screening tonight, Thursday, September 5, at this year's international photojournalism festival at Perpignan in France. On Friday, September 6 at 16:00 hours, there will be a book signing with Michael Kamber and some of the photographers featured in the book in the courtyard of Le Poudrière near the Festival's bookshop, The Chapitre, where the book can be bought.

Photojournalists on War (University of Texas Press), which published in May of 2013 and has been receiving critical acclaim worldwide, is a ground breaking new visual and oral history of America's nine-year conflict in the Middle East. With visceral, previously unpublished photographs and eyewitness accounts by the world's top news photographers, Michael Kamber, a writer and photojournalist for over 25 years, interviewed thirty nine colleagues for the book, many of them from leading news organizations including Agence France-Presse, the Associated Press, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Magnum, Newsweek, The New York Times, Paris Match, Reuters, Time, The Times of London, VII Photo Agency, and The Washington Post.

 
Photojournalists on War photographers are: Lynsey Addario * Christoph Bangert * Patrick Baz * Nina Berman * Ben Brody * Andrea Bruce * Guy Calaf * Patrick Chauvel * Alan Chin * Carolyn Cole * Jerome Delay * Marco Di Lauro * Ashley Gilbertson * Stanley Greene *Todd Heisler * Tyler Hicks * Eros Hoagland * Chris Hondros * Ed Kashi * Karim Ben Khelifa * Wathiq Khuzaie * Gary Knight * Yuri Kozyrev * Rita Leistner * Benjamin Lowy * Zoriah Miller * Khalid Mohammed * John Moore * Peter Nicholls * Farah Nosh * Gilles Peress * Scott Peterson * Lucian Read * Eugene Richards * Ahmad Al-Rubaye * João Silva * Stephanie Sinclair * Bruno Stevens * Peter van Agtmael

Michael Kamber (www.kamberphoto.com) was the Times' principal photographer in Baghdad in 2007, the bloodiest year of the war. Other conflicts he has covered for the Times include Somalia, Afghanistan, the Congo, and Liberia. Kamber is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, and has taught at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and the International Center of Photography. He is the founder of the Bronx Documentary Center (www.bronxdoc.org) and is the recipient of a World Press Photo and many other awards.


ISBN: 978-0-292-74408-0
$65.00 hardcover
10 x 12 inches, 288 pages
166 color and b&w photos

                     Publisher Website: here

 Media Contact: Andrea Smith, andreasmith202@gmail.com; 646-220-5950