SYNOPSIS: The War Photographers recounts the personal experiences of award-winning photojournalists who risk their lives covering conflict in the world's most dangerous war zones. Intimate interviews and gripping imagery reveal stories of sacrifice, courage and the emotional toll endured by photographers and their subjects. Stories include New York Times photographer Joao Silva revisiting sites in his native South Africa, recalling the violence that led to that country's first democratic elections in 1994. Ashley Gilbertson travels to Midland, Texas, for the final shoot of his project documenting the bedrooms of young soldiers who never returned home from war. Other photographers shares their firsthand experiences covering conflict in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and the Middle East.
BIO: Steven Kochones is an award-winning filmmaker who has documented the stories of over 90 renowned photographers in 12 films for the Annenberg Space for Photography, including the festival favorite Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film and Water: Our Thirsty World, produced in association with National Geographic. He is the principal of Arclight Productions, a Hollywood-based production company specializing in non-fiction content for entertainment companies and the Arts.
Cast/Featuring: Alexandra Avakian, Carolyn Cole, Ashley Gilbertson, Edouard H.R. Glück, David Hume Kennerly, João Silva
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