War photographer Louie Palu at the Gettysburg National Military Park, Pa.
Buddy Secor

Eyes of War

Modern Combat Photography

In a way, the story of combat photography begins in the Civil War, as Alexander Gardner and his comrades captured the first images of battlefield death. But it has evolved significantly in the generations since. Gain insight from three iconic photographers featured in the Spring 2020 issue of Hallowed Ground magazine. These men have spent time on battlefields from Normandy to Kandahar, intentionally putting themselves in harm’s way so that the public may know the truth of what is happening in these war zones.