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Afghanistan – A Distant War

Robert Nickelsberg

Upcoming Events

Nickelsberg Speaks to Naval Postgraduate School

Robert Nickelsberg will address Defense Department Students at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California about “Afghanistan – A Distant War” on October 16th, 2014.


September 25, 2014: “From the Outside In”, OPC Photo Award Winners and Editors Share Best Practices

For an up-close view of photographs that won OPC awards this year, and a chance to meet some of the photographers, join the OPC Sept. 25 at the Columbia University School of Journalism.

The event will include a photo exhibit showcasing work by Tyler Hicks of The New York Times, who won the OPC’s Robert Capa Gold Medal and a Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Kenyan mall massacre; OPC board member Robert Nickelsberg, who won the Olivier Rebbot Award for his book “Afghanistan – A Distant War“; and Jerome Delay of AP, who won the John Faber Award for his photos of unrest in the Central African Republic.

Nickelsberg will join Sarah Voisin, a 2009 OPC winner, and James Estrin, who is co-editor of The New York Times Lens Blog, to discuss best practices on international reporting. Voisin won the John Faber award in 2009 for her photos of Mexico’s drug war. She is a photographer for the Washington Post, and a co-founder of Women Photojournalists of Washington. Abi Wright, executive director of prizes at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and an OPC board member, will moderate.

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June 19, 2014, QCC Art Gallery Opening Reception

Queensborough Community College invites you to the reception of Afghanistan – A Distant War.

Gallery Queens

Faustino Quintanilla, the museum director at Queensborough Community College, looks over 50 of Robert’s Afghanistan images before mounting the exhibit that will open Thursday, June 19 in Bayside, Queens, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Hope you can join us next week at the opening. The exhibition runs through Sept 10, 2014.

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