No book exists that has explored how working in the world’s most dangerous places can affect the physical and psychological well-being of conflict photographers. Shooting War is a collection of essays and photographs that includes the results of the author’s interviews with the world’s preeminent wartime photographers, including: Don McCullin, Ron Haviv, Tim Page, Chim Seymour, Alexandra Boulat and Sebastian Salgado. While the text lays bare the traumas endured, the images speak to the resilience and creativity of the photographer in shaping our understanding of war and conflict.
Levity and fashion are two words not often associated with books on WWI, but both are present here, along with plenty of information about the actual lived experience of trench warfare.
— Publishers Weekly
About the Author:
Anthony Feinstein is a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Peabody winner for his documentary Under Fire: Journalists in Combat. He has published a series of seminal studies exploring the psychological effects of conflict on journalists covering the Balkans, Iraq, Syria, Kenya, Iran, and the refugee crisis in Europe. He lives in Toronto, Canada. Sir Harold Evans is a British-born journalist and bestselling author of The American Century. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2004 and is the recipient of an International Center of Photography Lifetime Achievement Award, two honors among many he has garnered over the course of a celebrated career. He lives in New York City and East Hampton, New York.