Is War Beautiful?

Photojournalists go the places we can’t, to document things we need to see. Sometimes they risk their lives trying to capture the truth. These images come from conversations we had with some of the world’s great photojournalists — conversations you can listen to here.

Joao Silva/The New York Times/Redux. From War is Beautiful by David Shields, published by powerHouse Books.
Saah Exco was found alone on a beach in Monrovia, Liberia, naked and abandoned. Neighbors were afraid to touch him; they were worried about Ebola. David P. Gilkey/NPR.
A Somali refugee girl sits perched on a tree in Ifo camp. Copyright Brendan Bannon.
James Nachtwey, Collapse of the South Tower, Church of St. Peter on Church St. and Barclay, September 22, 2001.
Photograph of Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, 02/23/1945, National Archives