Independent photographers and journalists continue to work in Iraq outside the US military’s official “embedding” program, and run the high risks associated with war coverage. Unembedded reveals the insurgency as seen from inside resistance movements: civilians affected by violent battles, growing conservatism and fundamentalism and the devastating effects of civilian casualties. Leistner and Robertson will present a uniquely intimate, undistorted look at the war in Iraq.
Photojournalist Rita Leistner spent 10 months covering the war in Iraq from 2003 to 2004. Her photographs have been published in Unembedded, The Walrus, Newsweek, Time, Colors, Rolling Stone and Maclean’s, among other publications.
Since 2001, journalist Phillip Robertson has been covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for the American news and culture website Salon.com, and has reported for Time, BBC World Service Radio, National Public Radio (US) and the Christian Science Monitor. He is the author of the introduction to the book Unembedded.