War photographer to discuss his work in Poynter talk

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Ben Brody, photographer and multimedia journalist, will speak at Yale on Wednesday, Sept. 28, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

“Representations of the Forever War” will take place at 3:30 pm in Rm. G32 of Green Hall, 1156 Chapel St. This event is free and open to the public.

Since 2005, Brody has worked extensively photographing and writing about the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As the result of his six years in Afghanistan, Brody produced FOREVERSTAN, a multimedia project documenting America’s attempts to extricate itself from the war in Afghanistan — the longest ongoing war in American history.

With a lens trained on the distinctly psychological aspects of war, peace, and diplomacy, Brody’s work has garnered him wide praise and recognition. Recently, he received a LensCulture Exposure Award and was a finalist for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. In 2014, he was named one of Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent

Poynter fellows are Chris Arnold, Joan Biskupic, and Eliza Griswold.

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