with Ashley Gilbertson
September 15, 2014
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Dana Library, Rutgers University-Newark
Newark, New Jersey
Join Ashley Gilbertson for a book talk and signing event for his latest title, “Bedrooms of the Fallen” at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ. Gilbertson will be speaking about his encounters with the families who preserve these private memorials to their loved ones, and share what he has learned from them about war and loss.
“For more than a decade, the United States has been fighting wars so far from the public eye they risk being forgotten, and the struggles and sacrifices of its volunteer soldiers ignored. Photographer and writer Ashley Gilbertson has been working to prevent that. His dramatic photographs of the Iraq war for the New York Times and his book Whiskey Tango Foxtrot took readers into the mayhem of Baghdad, Ramadi, Samarra, and Fallujah. But with Bedrooms of the Fallen, Gilbertson reminds us that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have also reached deep into homes far from the noise of battle, down quiet streets and country roads?the homes of family and friends who bear their grief out of view. Bedrooms of the Fallen is a masterpiece of documentary photography, and an unforgettable reckoning with the human cost of war.”
This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for signing.