The Failing of War Photography
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Anastasia Taylor-Lind talks about how she grew up living the life of a modern gypsy, traveling across southern England in the back of a horse-drawn wagon, and how her experiences covering conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine forever changed the way she views storytelling and war photography.

 

Want More?

You can see the photo of the female Peshmerga soldier that launched Anastasia’s career on her website along with many of her other projects.

Read Anastasia’s essay “The Most Frightening Thing About War” here.

Check out the story Peter Gwin and Anastasia collaborated on about riding Arabian horses in Oman.

You can watch Anastasia’s TED talk “Fighters and Mourners of the Ukrainian Revolution.”

 

Also explore:

See our story on soldiers using art to reveal the trauma of war and learn about today’s battlefields, where more women than ever are on the front lines of armed conflict and as peacekeepers in the world’s hot spots.

 

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