Friday, April 4, 2014

Seeing Conflict, Courageously

I just read of the death of Anja Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist who covered the Iraq war, the aftermath of 9/11, and much more. The Washington Post reports that she was shot by an Afghan policeman today.

It's awe-inspiring that such people put themselves in harm's way to show the rest of us the horrors of conflicts and the agony of innocents caught in them. If only her images, and those of other journalists, could overcome the hatred, power-lust and ignorance that fuel such atrocities, it would be a fitting tribute. I wish I could be more hopeful of such an outcome. 

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