This is war: witness to man's destruction

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Charta, 2004 - History - 99 pages
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The lens of Moises Saman, war press photographer for New York Newsday, shows war for what it truly is: pain, destruction, darkness. His pictures show a reality far removed from the mediated productions of television news, the terrifying reality of people living in conflict in Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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About the author (2004)

Moises Saman was born in Lima, Peru, in 1974. At the age of eighteen, he moved to Los Angeles to study photography at UC Fullerton. During his junior year in college, he took his first trip to a conflict zone, travelling to Chiapas, Mexico, where he photographed the aftermath of the Zapatista uprising. After graduating, he interned at Newsday in New York. lestinian conflict, the war in Afghanistan, and, most recently the war in Iraq--from Baghdad. During his assignment in Baghdad, Saman, along with four foreign journalists, was accused of espionage and imprisoned by the Iraqi secret police, the Mukhabarat. He spent eight days in prison before his release and deportation to Jordan. He has since returned to Iraq on multiple occasions to continue his coverage of the ongoing conflict. The winner of two "Newsday Publisher's Awards, he recently received prize in the prestigeous 2003 World Press Photo Award for General News.

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