Combat photographer Finbarr O’Reilly comes to Carleton University for the launch of Shooting Ghosts, a unique joint memoir written with U.S. Marine Thomas Brennan.
Admission is free for this event organized by the School of Journalism and Communication, but space is limited, so please register online: https://shootingghosts.eventbrite.ca
Their story about the unpredictability of war and its aftermath is told in alternating first-person narratives, and explores the things they’ve seen and done, the ways they have been affected, and how they have navigated the psychological aftershocks of war and wrestled with reforming their own identities and moral centres.
Finbarr, who began his journalism career with the Ottawa Citizen, covered Africa as a Reuters correspondent and staff photographer for 10 years. He won the World Press Photo of the Year in 2006 for his image of a mother and child at an emergency feeding centre in Niger. Finbarr was a 2016 writer in residence at the MacDowell Colony and at the Carey Institute for Global Good. He was also a 2015 Yale World Fellow. Before turning to writing, Finbarr was a Reuters senior photographer based in Tel Aviv, covering lsrael and the Palestinian Territories, and the 2014 Gaza war. He was a 2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard and a 2014 Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University’s DART center for Journalism and Trauma.