New York City, NY, United States
Michael Kamber has worked as a writer and photojournalist for 25 years. Since September, 2001, he has worked primarily as a conflict photographer, covering a dozen conflicts including Afghanistan, Somalia, Liberia, Darfur and the Congo.
Kamber worked as The New York Times’ chief photographer in Baghdad in 2007, the bloodiest year of the Iraq War. He also covered Iraq for the Times in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; the Times nominated Kamber for the Pulitzer Prize for his photographic coverage of Iraq.
Kamber has also worked as a writer and videographer for that newspaper, contributing dozens of articles from the Caribbean, Afghanistan and West Africa.
As one of the first journalists to routinely file photography, video and written articles from overseas, Michael helped pioneer the use of multimedia. His photos have been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States and Europe, as well as in many newspapers.
A former Revson Fellow at Columbia University, Kamber is the winner of a World Press Photo award, the Mike Berger Award, the Missouri School of Journalism’s Penny Press Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award, American Photo Images of the Year and is part of a team that won an Overseas Press Club award. His 2001 three-part series on Mexican immigration was included in The Best American Non-Required Reading.
Kamber is the founder of the Bronx Documentary Center, a gallery and educational organization dedicated to documentary film and photography. His upcoming book, Photojournalists on War, is a the result of a five-year oral history project documenting the role of photojournalism and the Iraq War.
Although photojournalists show us so much, they rarely get the chance to speak. This book, containing almost 40 interviews, fills that gap with an astounding array of stories and perspectives from the front lines of the Iraq War.