Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories Behind the Headlines

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 22:13

THIS WEDNESDAY: War Correspondents at The Brooklyn Brewery presents Mike Kamber, author of "Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories from Iraq." Don't miss this opportunity to hear the stories behind the headlines of the past decade from an award-winning photographer who worked at The New York Times bureau in Baghdad from 2003-2012. Brooklyn Brewery founder and former Mideast correspondent Steve Hindy moderates. Tickets are $15 and include one Brooklyn beer. All proceeds help RISC train more war correspondents in first aid.

With never-before-seen work from the world's top photographers, Michael Kamber's new book PHOTOJOURNALISTS ON WAR: THE UNTOLD STORIES FROM IRAQ (published by the University of Texas Press) features a groundbreaking visual and oral history of America's nine-year conflict in the Middle East.

Influenced by his own experience as a multimedia pioneer, Kamber set out to interview photojournalists from leading news organizations. In his book, he recounts their first-person, frontline reports of the war as it unfolded, including key moments such as the battle for Fallujah, the toppling of Saddam's statue, and the Haditha massacre. These hard-hitting accounts and photographs reveal the inside and untold stories behind the headlines in Iraq.

Join us as Brooklyn Brewery founder and former AP foreign correspondent Steve Hindy interviews Kamber about his career and his mission to create the most comprehensive collection of rare eyewitness accounts of the Iraq War to date. Both men will reflect on the often shocking and sometimes heroic actions that journalists undertake in trying to cover the war, as they discuss the role of media and issues of censorship.

Ticket includes admission and a free Brooklyn Brewery beer. All proceeds from the events in this series benefit RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues).

July 10 2013
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Brooklyn Brewery
79 N. 11th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11249