Sunday, September 02, 2007

Where War Lives

NPR's "Fresh Air" featured an interview with the Canadian journalist/photographer Paul Watson. The interview is labeled "captivating" by "Lens Culture" weblog.
He is famous for his photographs of body of a U.S. serviceman, dragged with ropes through the dusty streets of war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, on Oct. 4, 1993. The dead soldier was one of five Americans killed during the first day of a major U.N. assault on warlord Mohamed Farah Aidid's military command.
link to one of those photos , Another photo from the same set

He has written a book, "Where war lives", published a couple of weeks ago. I found the interview and Watson's personality and career interesting. He does not have one arm from birth, and he is dealing with major depression. I guess his book should be a good one too.

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