The Wars in Photos

If you want to be stunned by war photography, and in the process reach a deeper understanding of what war means and does, the VII photo agency has just published an amazing book. It’s entitled War: USA – Afghanistan – Iraq, and it features the work of VII’s photographers, a who’s-who of their profession: James Nachtwey, Christopher Anderson, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Ron Haviv, Christopher Morris, John Stanmeyer, Alexandra Boulat and Lauren Greenfield. “War” includes essays by David Rieff, Remy Ourdan and me, but the book is about images, not words.

Author: Peter Maass

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 1983, after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, I went to Brussels as a copy editor for The Wall Street Journal/Europe. I left the Journal in 1985 to write for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, covering NATO and the European Union. In 1987 I moved to Seoul, South Korea, where I wrote primarily for The Washington Post. After three years in Asia I moved to Budapest to cover Eastern Europe and the Balkans. I spent most of 1992 and 1993 covering the war in Bosnia for the Post.