A title reminiscent of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Faulkner’s Light of August, U.S. photojournalist Kate Brooks (b. 1977) takes us to the brutal frontlines of our contemporary wars. After September 11, 2001, she moved from Russia to Pakistan to cover the launch of the War on Terror. In 2003, she covered the invasion of Iraq and the beginning of the insurgency for Time.
Kate Brooks went on to Afghanistan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Libya, and has worked with The New York Times, Newsweek, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Smithsonian. Her first book, In the Light of Darkness is a beautiful testimonial of the realities of war and confirms that “every photojournalist contributes to the collective memory of human consciousness.”