“I am not the same fucking person. I am not the same person. I don’t know how to come home.”
-Michael Ware, Iraq correspondent, as quoted in Men’s Journal’s profile “CNN’s Prisoner of War“
This should be required reading for anyone thinking about a career in conflict photojournalism. Men’s Journal profiled CNN’s Michael Ware in CNN’s Prisoner of War, a harrowing account of what witnessing war and violence can do to reporters. While you’re at it, spend some time at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, especially their resources for journalists, which include articles on covering violence, finding a psychiatrist, dealing with PTSD, and similar topics.