war photography

Inside Outsider

What It's Like to Be a Freelance War Photographer

Australia's Luke Cody explains how he manages fear in some of the world's most intense conflict zones.
Mahmood Fazal

Photos of the Gulf War Fires That Turned Kuwait's Oil Fields into Hell

"Never before or since have I witnessed an unnatural disaster on such a scale," writes photographer Sebastião Salgado, who documented the aftermath of the Iraqi army setting Kuwait oil wells ablaze in the early 90s.
Sebastião Salgado

How Images of Trauma Help Photographers Cope with Darkness

Four photographers at the SFMOMA explain why they seek out terror.
Francesca Capossela

Photographer Christoph Bangert Captures the Absurdity of Modern Warfare

The war photographer's new photo book, 'Hello Camel,' exposes the surreal and darkly comic side of today's conflicts.
Bruno Bayley, Photos by Christoph Bangert
Bruno Bayley, Photos: Christoph Bangert
the vice reader

Does Beautiful War Photography Sanitize the Reality of Combat?

We met with acclaimed author David Shields to talk about his new book about the disturbingly beautiful war photos on the front page of the 'New York Times.'
Chloé Cooper Jones

Incredible Photos by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action

At 26, Dickey Chapelle was photographing on the front lines, covering global rebellions and countries at war.
Tanja M. Laden

A War Photographer Returns Home

André Liohn became famous for his images of conflict in Somalia, Syria, and Libya, but now he's using the same techniques to capture the strangeness and brutality of his home country, Brazil.
Giancarlo T. Roma

We Spoke to Frontline Photojournalist Lynsey Addario About Fear and Female Resilience

"At a certain point when you're being held hostage, you don't have power to do anything. The only power you have is to listen to your captors and do what they ask you to do."
Kat Lister

Should We Look at and Share Photos of Dead Civilians in Gaza?

I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed in the grimy bathroom of a bar when the image of an eight-year-old Palestinian boy came into focus.
Aaron Miguel Cantú

Today Is the Anniversary of Nick Ut's “Napalm Girl” and “Paris Hilton Getting Arrested”

June 8 is an important day for Nick Ut. Not only is it the 42nd anniversary of his classic Vietnam photo “Napalm Girl,” it’s also the seventh anniversary of “Paris Hilton Getting Arrested,” the other famous photograph in his portfolio. In 35 years, he...
Mary von Aue

Facebook's Photo Community Manager Is a War Photographer

We talked to him about the future of journalism and Instagram in space.
Grey Hutton

Sanaz Mazinani Warps War Photography Into Kaleidoscopic Collages

Her new exhibition, "Frames Of The Visible," opens on April 23rd and includes a nuanced take on war imagery.
Johnny Magdaleno