Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines

The International Committee of the Red Cross sent five award-winning photojournalists to eight war-torn and ravaged countries to document how war and armed violence have affected people’s lives. The result of their work is featured in the new exhibit "Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines."

The photographers whose work was exhibited are:

  • Ron Haviv, who has used his photography to expose human rights violations in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the Balkans. He has documented wars in Darfur and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has published two acclaimed books of photos: "Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal" and "Afghanistan: One the Road to Kabul."
  • Antonin Kratochvil, whose perspective as a former child refugee in his native Czechoslovakia is reflected in his images. He has photographed street children in Mongolia, covered the war in Iraq and produced a photo study of clashes between the Department of Homeland Security and American civil liberties in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
  • Christopher Morris, who has spent much of the past 20 years focused on war, having documented more than 18 foreign conflicts, including the U.S. invasions of Panama and Iraq, the Persian Gulf War, the drug war in Colombia and the wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Somalia and Yugoslavia. Most recently, he documented the presidency of George W. Bush for Time magazine.
  • James Nachtwey, who has documented wars, conflicts and critical social issues since his first foreign assignment covering civil strife in Northern Ireland in 1981. Since then, Nachtwey has covered war and upheaval in Afghanistan, Bosnia, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, the Philippines, Rwanda, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand and the United States.
  • Franco Pagetti, who is drawn to the way conflict shows society and people at their best and worst. He has covered crises in Afghanistan, Kosovo, East Timor, Kashmir, Palestine, Sierra Leone and South Sudan. He began covering the conflict in Iraq in January 2003, three months before the war began. Since then, he has been based primarily in Baghdad, mainly on assignment for Time magazine.

The exhibit, created by the ICRC and VII Photo Agency, is part of a global campaign to raise awareness of humanitarian challenges and to mark the 150th anniversary of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

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