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Iraq War Photographs

Iraq War Photographs


Written by: Emily Frank

Ashley Gilbertson, renowned freelance photographer will be at the University of Idaho on, March 1, in the SUB ballroom at 7 p.m. to share his experience with the students and staff. This would be a great opportunity for the students of Reporting to come and listen, as it might reinforce ideas that have been presented in class.

Gilbertson was recently on assignment for the New York Times in Iraq taking pictures of the war. He will chronicle his experiences of the Iraq war through photographs.
He has traveled to many places around the world such as Afghanistan, Kosovo, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Iraq, focusing on social issues and conflicts. In Iraq he covered matters that went from the U.S. offensives in the Sunni triangle, to the South with the Shia uprisings, and to the North where there are Kurdish land grabs.

For the last four years, Gilbertson has freelanced for The New York Times, Newsweek, and Time magazine. He has received numerous awards that have included, the Robert Capa Gold medal for the series he shot in Fallujah in 2004, and was recognized by PND magazine the same yea in there “30 under 30” issue. The World Press Master Class invited him to Amsterdam in 2005, and his book Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Iraq War was published by the University of Chicago Press last year.