In Focus: Images that Tell the True Afghanistan War Story

By David Schonauer   Thursday September 16, 2021

“Images from Afghanistan have always revealed the truth behind the notion that the American war was on solid footing. We may have been told, since it first began shortly after September 11, 2001, that significant progress was just around the bend. But the pictures showed something else.” So notes Reading the Pictures editor Michael Shaw in a new essay at the Columbia Journalism Review. Shaw draws on images by photojournalists Alan Chin and James Risen, artist Susan Opton and others to show another view of the war.

Read the whole story at Columbia Journalism Review.


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