This show uses the power of storytelling and visual arts to draw attention to the US military communities affected by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Ashley Gilbertson (www.ashleygilbertson.com), born in 1978 in Australia. Ashley’s work documents the social impact of issues ranging from war to economic crisis and protest. Ashley’s photographs from Iraq, where he worked from 2002 until 2008, gained him recognition from the Overseas Press Club who awarded Ashley the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal. In 2007, he began working on Bedrooms of the Fallen, a collection of photographs depicting the intact bedrooms of service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. His first book, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, was released in 2007. He lives with his wife and child in New York City.
It’s common to hear photojournalists described as the eyes of the world, acting as witnesses to events that we would otherwise not see. To some extent this is true, but it’s a simplified description that suggests passive observation and it denies the greater function of active investigation that defines great photojournalism…
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