November | 2018
In the fraught world of the war journalist, it is the stills photographer who is most vulnerable. For conflict photojournalists to do their work well, they must get close to their subjects, and proximity equates with danger. Shooting War turns the lens back on eighteen of the most revered conflict photographers, to explore their bravery and creativity on the one hand, and the personnel consequences of these attributes — intense emotional distress and occasionally grievous physical injury — on the other. The author, Anthony Feinstein, is a practicing neuropsychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto who has been studying conflict photographers for sixteen years.