Ten Years in Afghanistan
New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks has — among other assignments — spent ten years photographing the Afghan war.
On the Times’ Lens blog is a slide show of his work about which Hicks writes:
I do it because I am photographer. I am a photographer working for a newspaper, and to ignore this American war, or any other war that we are involved in, would be an unfulfilling way for me to work. It’s an important issue to document: America is involved in more wars at one time that it has been in its history, and I feel it is not just a job but an obligation to document it, and not only for each day’s readers of the newspaper but for the people who will reflect on these conflicts 10 years, 20 years or 100 years from now.
Image: Afghan soldiers search a home in the Chabaran Valley, September 2011 — Tyler Hicks