Topic: War

Gaza Strip, Gaza City: Palestinians travel to a shelter at a UN school after evacuating their homes near the border in Gaza City on July 13, 2014. ALESSIO ROMENZI
The Backstory

Innocents in the Crossfire: Alessio Romenzi’s Shocking Photographs From Gaza

The world has become used to seeing images of dead civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, says Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi. Yet, he believes it’s his role to bear witness for future generations

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Scenes from medevacs, helicopters that pick up wounded soldiers in Iraq
Out There

Coming of Age in Combat: Peter van Agtmael’s Disco Night Sept 11

Peter van Agtmael’s new book “Disco Nights Sept 11″ commands a reader’s attention, distilling time and place into one man’s view of the fortitude and folly of war, says Mark Thompson.

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After my time
Photo Essay

A Place I Knew So Well: Joachim Ladefoged Looks Back at His Childhood Homes

Shortly after 9/11 and the birth of his first child, award-winning photographer Joachim Ladefoged stepped away from conflict reportage and spent a decade revisiting the homes he knew as a child in Denmark.

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Christian Werner—laif/Redux
Photo Essay

Christian Werner in Post-War Iraq: A Photographer Investigates a Health Crisis

Photojournalist Christian Werner made two trips to Iraq in 2012, and returned with a series of images that shed light on a growing post-war public health issue

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Aleppo
Photo Essay

The Veils of Aleppo: Photographs by Franco Pagetti

They are a familiar sight to anyone who has been on the frontlines in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo: striped sheets that once blocked the harsh sunlight or a neighbor’s prying eyes, now acting as shields against more lethal threats.

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Alex Majoli—Magnum
The Backstory

A Decade of War in Iraq: The Images That Moved Them Most

A decade has passed since the United States invaded Iraq. To mark the anniversary, LightBox presents a selection of the most moving and iconic photography from the conflict with the first-person stories behind the images.

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Issouf Sanogo—AFP/Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: January 18 – January 25

From the French intervention in Mali and the Obama daughters enjoying the Inauguration to the surreal, icy aftermath of a fire in Chicago and a headless princess in London, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Giath Taha—Reuters
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: January 11 – January 18

From Obama’s gun control stance and Lance Armstrong’s doping confession to the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage and a runaway train in Sweden, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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David Seymour—Magnum
Out There

A Second Look: Chim’s Children of War

In 1948, Magnum photographer David Seymour was given a mission by the newly founded UNICEF: report on the fate of the 13 million children across Europe who have been left homeless and/or in dire need by the Second World War. ‘Children of War’, a new book by Umbrage Edition, highlights his incredible photographs of European children taken in the aftermath of the war.

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Narciso Contreras—Polaris
Man on the Wire

From the Front Lines: Syria by Narciso Contreras

Over the last five months, TIME has witnessed the emergence of a new voice — that of Mexican-born freelance photographer Narciso Contreras. Here, LightBox showcases Contreras’s work from Syria, illustrating his commitment and distinct vision to covering the bloodshed of an intractable war that’s stretched through 2012.

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