Finbarr O'Reilly is the winner of the 2005 World Press Photo of the Year, and a 2019 World Press Photo Award in the Portraits category. He is an independent photographer and the author of Shooting Ghosts, A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War (Penguin Random House). Finbarr lived for twelve years in West and Central Africa and has spent years covering conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Sudan, Afghanistan, Libya, and Gaza. He has won various international awards for his photography amd multimedia work and has held academic fellowships at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia University. In 2019 he joined the board of ACOS Alliance, an organization working to embed a culture of safety across newsrooms and among freelance and local journalists worldwide. He is among those profiled in Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, a documentary film about the psychological costs of covering war. The film won a 2013 Peabody Award and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.
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Dust storm at Outpost Kunjak, Helmand, Afghanistan, 2010