Julie Dermansky’s Dispatches From Iraq: Five Months As An Embedded Journalist, originally published as blog entries, is now in book form with additional images and a forward by the artist. Dermansky followed a group of the Louisiana National Guard MPs, members of Task Force Gator, from New Orleans to Iraq to document them in action. What began as a three-week trip turned into a five-month odyssey. Her coverage expanded to include the work of the U. S. Army, The British Armed Forces and the Iraqi military. Her work offers a personal perspective on Iraq’s transition from war zone back to sovereign nation and insight into what it is like to be an embedded journalist."The best way to learn about war is to go to one," according to Dermansky. Her firsthand account of her experience focuses on details news articles leave out. She documents soldiers’ everyday experiences and her own, presenting a fresh look at the war in Iraq. 320 color images!
Julie Dermansky is a documentary photographer focusing on social, environment and political change. She is an Affiliate Scholar at The Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and a recipient of an NEA grant. When not on assignment, Dermansky covers stories around the world that she is drawn to. Dermansky grew up in Englewood, NJ. She started her career as a fine artist after getting a BFA from Tulane University . In 2004 she switched her focus from painting and sculpture to photography . Her photographs have been published The Times of London, Der Spiegle, the Guardian, Essence, the Washington Post, Newsweek and Time magazine. She is a regular contributor to the Atlantic’s website and the Progressive Magazine.
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