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The New Images of War

Since photography’s rudimentary beginnings, the medium has played an instrumental role in our understanding of conflict. Today, with the rise of social media and more affordable camera technology, we’re confronted with more images of war than ever before; graphic photos of battles in Syria taken by civilians with cellphone cameras regularly enter our Twitter feeds while equally shocking videos circulate on YouTube. We discuss how these images influence our perception of modern day conflicts and ask war photographers how it affects their work on the front lines.

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