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Kael Alford

Kael Alford discusses the unique immediacy of photography and its power to isolate a moment in time.

Kael Alford is a documentary photographer, writer, and journalist. She has worked extensively covering culture, politics and conflict in the balkans and the Middle East for many US and European magazines and newspapers. She covered the US invasion of Iraq and her work was included in the book and exhibition "Unembedded: Four Independent Journalists on the War in Iraq." She is represented by Panos Pictures in London.

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