War Documentary Photographers

As I have now moved on to looking at the current news of the world and Refugees. I wanted to find war documentary photographers which show the impact and the suffering within the world. The reason I have chosen these two photographers as they capture the suffering and the refugees moving forward onto a new pathway.

Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce ( 1973) is an American documentary photographer who brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. She concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war’s wake.

These few images below are from the series “the crossing between isis and kurdistan”. The word underneath are from Bruce herself, talking about the immigration.

“Over the course of the day, thousands will move through this opening in Maktab Khalid, one of only a few official routes across the 1050-kilometer border that now separates two lands: Kurdistan and the amorphous territory under the control of the extremist militants of the Islamic State.”


Tim Hetherington

Timothy Alistair Telemachus “Tim” Hetherington (5 December 1970 – 20 April 2011) was a British photojournalist.He was best known for the documentary film Restrepo (2010), which he co-directed with Sebastian Junger. Restrepo won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at Sundance Film Festival 2010 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2011. Hetherington won various awards including the 2007 World Press Photo of the Year.

He was killed by shrapnel from either a mortar shell or an RPG fired by Libyan forces while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war.

Here are some of his documentary photographs I am going to use within my project.


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