Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Larry Towell In New York Times Lens Blog

Losing the Media War in Afghanistan

"The war in Afghanistan has been difficult to document for even the most determined of Western photojournalists. By the time Larry Towell arrived there in 2008, most news outlets had abandoned regular coverage because of the extreme expense and danger — and a lack of interest from editors and the American public. What little visual coverage there was relied on embedded journalists.

But Mr. Towell had photographed the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and felt compelled to investigate what had happened in Afghanistan since then. So he paid his own way there." - James Estrin for the New York Times Lens Blog

Read the full article here: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com

Larry Towell Artist Page: www.bulgergallery.com

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