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Two War Photographers Available for Talks and Visual DemonstrationsSalem-News.com
One British, one American, and their experience covering wars in six countries.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Palestine, Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Kuwait. You can see the images of people and places, combat and strife, humanitarian efforts and survival techniques. Food for some and graves for others. Love, hate, religion, humanity, inhumanity...
People are curious about what it looks like and feels like to be in a war zone shooting photographs, video, and conducting interviews, trying to stay safe while absorbing local culture and meeting people whose lives are impacted by the violence of war and the tragedy of loss.
Tim King and Dexter Phoenix of Salem-News.com are available for talks, lectures and presentations for your group, school, or business gathering. Learn the inside story about life in the embattled regions of the world. Write to our newsroom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dexter's travels have led to some of the world's most far-flung, dangerous spots. His work as an independent photojournalist has allowed free access to the most incredible places, like the birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem. (see: The Day Combat Ops Cleared the Birthplace of Jesus Dexter Phoenix & Tim King)
Dexter was the only person there that day; everyone had fled because a war was raging outside.
His images show the war on Lebanon in 2006; Israeli tanks firing into civilian neighborhoods; examples of the weaponry used by the Israeli Defence Forces, and many examples of the people on both sides of a conflict that rages in the Holy Land and adjacent countries.
History is conveyed in an artful, sometimes violent way through his collection of top quality photos, and each image tells a story of its own.
Tim King's work touches home in many ways and includes video as well as still photos. His time in war as an 'embedded reporter' was not as free ranging as Dexter's, at least not in Afghanistan. Much of Tim's reportage is very specific to the United States' wars and Oregon's participation in particular, as Tim was embedded with the Oregon National Guard in both Afghanistan, (winter 2006/2007) and in Iraq (summer 2008).
Tim's images also tell a number of stories. Oregon soldiers from the 41st Brigade Combat Team are possibly the most professional and decent individuals in the war effort, and they bring an essential civilian presence to the Army. Their wartime stories are told as they face challenges and interact with Afghan people and a diverse number of situations. Tim's time in Iraq was largely spent on patrols with the Army's 101st Airborne and the Marines in Anbar Province, though he also worked closely with an Oregon aviation group, the 2/641 at Balad.
He will show images of places like al Dujail where a car bomb has been detonated in front of a building, killing dozens of people. The photos show the aftermath and also how life is carrying on in a fairly normal way. This is Iraq, a war torn nation that has literally been torn apart by a war based on bad information.
Endless examples of Tim and Dexter's work are available on Salem-News.com, so a person curious beyond these examples can easily learn a great deal more.
To see all of Tim's articles in chronological order, visit the link below. At this time Tim has approximately 2,000 published articles on Salem-News.com, all always available to view at no cost. View all articles written by Tim King
See all of the Salem-News.com articles that contain photos by Dexter Phoenix
Here are some of Tim's reports from Afghanistan and Iraq:
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