Conflict Zone: Photojournalism from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
January 26 - March 6, 2015 University Museum, Dimond Library, Level 1
The University Museum, with funding from the UNH English Department, will host an exhibit and related programs entitled Conflict Zone: Photojournalism from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a collection of images from the front lines and the post-war home front, captured by combat photographers and journalists, both military and civilian.
Conflict Zone was established in 2010 to honor Joao Silva, a New York Times photojournalist who lost both legs to a landmine in Afghanistan. Chris Hondros, Joao’s colleague and a Conflict Zone featured photographer, was killed in Libya in 2011. Conflict Zone is now dedicated to him.
A formal opening is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 5th at 5:00 PM, and will include an artist’s walkthrough by Nathan Webster, a Lecturer of English at UNH whose photography is part of the exhibition. Webster reported from Iraq as a freelance photojournalist from 2007-09. In addition to his Conflict Zone work, other examples of his photography will be displayed.
The exhibit will also include a reading and discussion with Elliot Ackerman, author of the upcoming novel Green on Blue. Ackerman has written for The New Yorker and Daily Beast and is a Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Ackerman’s reading will take place Thursday, Feb. 26th at 5:00 PM at the UNH Memorial Union Building, Theater II.
Learn more at ConflictZone.org and ElliotAckerman.com.