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War Photography: The Frontline And The Homefront

When heading into a war zone, not many choose a camera over a rifle. This edition of Up To Date explores the lives of two war photographers who covered conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, and in the States. 


  • Ashley Gilbertson is the author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer's Chronicle of the Iraq War. He examines the bedrooms of fallen American soldiers in the photo-series "Bedrooms of the Fallen". 
  • Lynsey Addario contributes to The New York TimesTime Magazine, and National Geographic. Her new book is It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War

To hear more from Ashley Gilbertson, he will present his photo-series Bedrooms of the Fallen at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Auditorium at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 30th. 

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.