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Ashley Gilbertson on the toll of the Iraq war

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Ashley Gilbertson, author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Iraq War recently joined fellow photographer Nina Berman on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show to discuss their recent projects documenting the lives of American soldiers in Iraq and how they manage to cope with their experiences after they come home. As Lopate reveals in his interview, both books offer a candid look into the horrors of modern warfare soldiers are forced to endure and the toll it takes on them both physically and emotionally. Navigate to the WNYC website to listen to archived audio from the show as well as view two photo galleries featuring a small sampling of each photographer’s work.
Gilbertson was also recently interviewed by Sandip Roy for NPR’s UpFront radio to discuss Gilbertson’s personal experiences as a photographer in Iraq. You can find a transcription as well as archived audio of their conversation online at the UpFront website.
Finally, don’t miss the UCP’s own Whiskey Tango Foxtrot website where you can read more about Gilbertson’s book, place an order, and view our own video interview with Gilbertson.