Apr 7, 2018 | 7pm
The Bronx Documentary Center will host an evening of photos and discussion to mark the 15th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq.
Photojournalists Carolyn Cole, Warzer Jaff, John Moore, and Robert Nickelsberg and others will show short selections of work from their years in Iraq. Audience and presenters will be encouraged to discuss the legacy of the war and its impact on Iraqi civilians and American soldiers.
This event, which will be informal and participatory, will be led by Dexter Filkins of The New Yorker and BDC founder Mike Kamber both of whom covered the war for The New York Times and other media outlets over more than a decade. This event will feature images of graphic violence.
CAROLYN COLE is a multiple award-winning staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times. She has covered conflicts in Iraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Haiti and Liberia, where she earned the Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the siege of Monrovia.
DEXTER FILKINS, whose experiences as a correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan are chronicled in his book The Forever War, won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for reporting. In 2006-07, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and, from 2007 to 2008, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
MICAH GAREN is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has worked in conflict and post-conflict zones for the past 17 years. Most recently, he has directed five feature-length films for Al Jazeera English one of which, Identity & Exile, won a Golden Nymph for Best News Documentary at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2014. His work has been published in Al Jazeera English, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Newsweek and the Financial Times, among others. His recent short film about the refugee crisis, Light on the Sea, launched in March on Vanity Fair. His short film from Afghanistan, Call Me Ehsaan, was a New York Times Op-Doc editor’s choice and screened at festivals. Micah filmed the “Christmas Eve Raid” scene in Iraq that was part of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911, the top-grossing documentary of all time. Micah was kidnapped in Iraq in 2004 with his translator, Amir, while working on a documentary about the looting of archaeological sites following the US invasion of Iraq. That experience was chronicled in a memoir, American Hostage, published by Simon & Schuster in 2005.
WARZER JAFF is a Kurdish-American photojournalist and cameraman. He worked for The New York Times starting in Iraq from 2003 through 2005. His photographs, producing credits and video have appeared in Frontline/PBS, including the Gangs of Iraq and The Rise of ISIS. He also worked with the Academy Award-winning producer Charles Ferguson on the documentary about Iraq, No End in Sight, and as a producer and photographer for CNN in Iraq and Syria.
MICHAEL KAMBER has worked as a photojournalist for more than 25 years. As a writer, videographer and photographer, he covered war and conflict for The New York Times in a dozen countries. He is the founder of the Bronx Documentary Center.
JOHN MOORE is a photojournalist for Getty Images. Moore joined Getty Images in 2005 and worked throughout South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East before moving back to the U.S. in 2008. He has extensively covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, working in the some of the world's most dangerous combat zones.
ROBERT NICKELSBERG has been a TIME magazine contract photographer for 25 years, he was based in New Delhi from 1988 to 2000. During that time, he documented conflicts in Kashmir, Iraq, Sri Lanka, India, and Afghanistan. He was one of the few photographers who had first-hand exposure to the early days of the rise of fundamentalist groups in the Afghanistan-Pakistan tribal areas and al-Qaeda, and his work provides a unique up-close view of the Soviet withdrawal, the rise of the Taliban and the invasion by the U.S.
Suggested donation: $5 Bronx Residents, $10 General Admission, 18 and under Free. Tickets are available at the door.
Our venue is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. The bathroom is non gender-segregated. For further information call 718-993-3512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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