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Bryan Denton on photographing hostile conflict zones

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January 11, 2013

“I’m not as interested in conflict as I’m interested in change, ” states Bryan Denton when asked what it is he finds interesting to shoot in the Middle East.  “The Arab world, and the greater Islamic world …” he pauses, “I think it’s one of the most photographed regions in the world, but I also think it’s one of the least understood.”

Standing at just over 6’6”, it’s hard to imagine he could inconspicuously document dangerous conflict zones, but not only has he covered combat, victims, and participants, he has produced images that take Westerners on a journey to places they would otherwise never see, but not just with the intent to show but to understand.

Bryan Denton’s work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and many more.  He is currently based out of Beirut, Lebanon.

We sat down with Bryan Denton to hear more about his experiences as a conflict photographer in one of the most hostile parts of the world.

See Bryan’s work on Corbis here.


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