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Today on Your Call: Unembedded in Iraq

Kael Alford

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with independent photojournalists Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson about their experience as unembedded journalists covering the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Their goal was to capture the daily realities of Iraqi citizens. How do photographs shape your perception of war zones? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What makes a photograph of an event like war thought provoking? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Kael Alford, a documentary photographer. In 2003-2004 Kael photographed in Iraq before during and after the U.S. military invasion

Thorne Anderson, a photojournalist and assistant professor at the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas

Max Blumenthal, an author, journalist, and blogger. Fomerly the senior writer of The Daily Beast, he is the author of Republican Gomorrow: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party. 

Web Resources:

Eye Level in Iraq - de Young Museum

Window on Iraq: Kael Alford's audio slideshow

Unembedded: Four independent photojournalists on the war in Iraq

Humanity: Unembedding War Photography: An Interview with Kael Alford

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