war photographer

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author- Carol Ann Duffy


  • inspired to write poem by friendship with a war photographer
  • intrigued by the peculiar challange faced by these people who job requires them to record terrible, horrfic events without being able to directly help their subjects
  • perhaps shares an affinity with these photojournalists- while they use the medium of photography to convey certain truths about the human condition, she uses words and language to do the same job
  • provokes us to consider our own response when confronted with the photographs that we regularly see in our


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