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Conflict Transforms Syrian English Teacher Into War Photographer

Conflict Transforms Syrian English Teacher Into War Photographer

Kelly McEvers and her NPR team have done a great job producing this story on Noor Kelze, a Syrian English teacher who has transformed herself into a photojournalist covering the Syrian conflict from the inside. This story is worth listening to, you don’t get the war sound backdrop in just reading the transcript.

Last fall, a well-known war photographer with the Reuters agency, Goran Tomasovic, spotted Noor shooting pictures with her cellphone. He trained her for a week on how to use a professional camera, then gave her a few of his cameras to keep. She’s been sending pictures to the agency ever since.

Way to go Goran. I follow Reuters and will be looking for Noor Kelze’s credit under images of the Syrian conflict.

[via PetaPixel]

Giles Duley

Giles Duley – a second shot at life

Photographer Giles Duley, who lost three limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan, talks about his recovery and shares his latest series of photographs capturing the technicians and prosthetists working at the London 2012 Paralympics.

A lot of great creativity comes from restrictions.
– Giles Duley

Brilliant. An amazing story.

Giles Duley – a second shot at life

Giles Duley – a second shot at life

Photographer Giles Duley, who lost three limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan, talks about his recovery and shares his latest series of photographs capturing the technicians and prosthetists working at the London 2012 Paralympics.

A lot of great creativity comes from restrictions.
– Giles Duley

Brilliant. An amazing story.

Stacy Pearsall, combat photographer

The PBS NewsHour had a great piece last night produced by Tom Bearden: A Life Under Fire: Combat Photographer Captures, Carries Wounds of War.

Her photography is first rate, especially her portraits, they’re some of the finest portrait work I’ve ever seen. And her story is compelling: she’s a vet herself who was wounded numerous times in Iraq.

You can see more of her work at her photo shelter site: Stacy Pearsall.

Terry Gross interviews Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva

Two War Photographers On Their Injuries, Ethics

Fresh Air: Terry Gross interviews Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva, both seriously injured on assignment as combat photographers.

This was a fascinating interview and an excellent update on Joao Silva who we’ve been following here since his injury.