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Finbarr O’Reilly is an independent photographer and multimedia journalist, and the author of the nonfiction memoir, Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War (Penguin Random House, 2017.) He was the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize exhibition photographer. His photography and multimedia work has earned numerous industry honors, including First Place in the Portraits category at the 2019 World Press Photo Awards and was the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year in 2005. Finbarr lived in West and Central Africa for twelve years and has spent two decades covering conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Sudan, Afghanistan, Libya, and Gaza. He has held academic fellowships at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia University and is a board member of ACOS Alliance, an organization working to embed a culture of safety across newsrooms and among freelance and local journalists worldwide. He is among those profiled in Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, a documentary film about the psychological costs of covering war. The film won a 2013 Peabody Award and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award. He is based in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo shot in Dakar, Senegal, 2018. Photo sponsors: Doug Zinn & Barbara White.)

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