Military Issue

Friday, November 25, 2005


A news photo is sometimes worth more than 1,000 words. The image of a napalm-burned Vietnamese child fleeing in terror, for example, resonates decades later in ways that millions of words never quite did. So what if such images were produced not by journalists but by the military itself? In recent months, newspapers large and small have been running pictures from Iraq shot by military personnel. Bob talks to Santiago Lyon, director of photography for the AP, about this trend.

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