May 1, 2020

Conflict Photography

Dr. Lauren Walsh’s incisive new book, Conversations on Conflict Photography, examines the value of documenting war and humanitarian crisis today.

This NYU DC webinar brought together Walsh, an expert on conflict photography, Andrea Bruce, an award-winning photographer who has covered events around the globe, and Olivier Laurent, International Photo Editor at the Washington Post. In conversation, they explored the complexities and ethical dilemmas of conflict imagery in the contemporary moment. This discussion presented a penetrating look at the struggles of the craft and the practitioners who keep it alive, from brushes with death on the frontlines to the battles for space, resources, and attention in the media. 

Walsh’s book, which includes interviews with renowned photographers and leading photo editors, peels back the layers involved in this line of work, and makes a passionate argument for the protection of an increasingly threatened free press. There has never been a more important time for acknowledging and investigating the crucial role of conflict photography in shaping our understanding of international affairs and faraway crises.

This event was free and open to everyone. Registration was required in order to receive log-in information for the webinar. This webinar may have been recorded.

Books are still available for purchase and delivery through Kramerbooks on Bookshop or on Amazon. Consider supporting small, local business during this difficult, unprecedented time.  Learn more about Walsh and her work on www.LaurenWalsh.com.

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Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce

Olivier Laurent

Olivier Laurent

Lauren Walsh

Lauren Walsh

The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists presents an opportunity for the NYU and Washington, DC community to meet and engage in dialogue with acclaimed writers and artists as they reflect on their craft. This program provides facilitated conversations that aim to illuminate the guests’ creative processes, discuss their current works, and explain the impact of their work on the world around us. The Salon Series is made possible by NYU Washington, DC through the collaboration of NYU schools, departments and centers, as well as through special relationships with selected external organizations.