Coming of age in Iraq
Alex Chadwick interviewed Ashley Gilbertson a few days ago for the NPR radio program Day to Day. The interview is not only about Iraq and the photographs that Gilbertson took there, but also about the ways that events in Iraq changed him, aged him, matured him—especially when he “crossed the line” in Falluja.
The NPR site also has a brief gallery of Gilbertson’s Iraq photos. More photos are available in a feature that recently ran in the New Statesman. Gilbertson’s own website offers plenty of photos, too.
But what better way to experience these dramatic images than in person? An exhibit of his Iraq photographs opened two weeks ago in New York. For more Gilbertson events see our author events page.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Iraq War not only includes over two hundred photographs, but also is a searing memoir of a photographer’s experiences documenting the military, political, and human dimensions of the conflict in Iraq.
For an extended conversation about all these issues, see our video interview with Gilbertson online at our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot website.
Update: Monday, Nov. 5: Julia Keller reviewed Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in the Chicago Tribune yesterday.