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At the age of 23, immediately following the Twin Tower attacks, Kate Brooks moved to Pakistan to photograph the impact of the U.S. foreign policy in the region. It was the start of a 10 year odyssey covering world changing events, from the hunt for Osama bin Laden in the mountains of Tora Bora and the American invasion of Iraq, to Lebanon's disenfranchised Palestinian population and the country's power struggles with Syria and Israel, the protests in Egypt's Tahrir Square and the beginning of the war in Libya.
In the Light of Darkness interweaves a selection of those images with a series of personal essays chronicling Brooks' own journey as a young woman, from 9-11 to the Arab Spring uprisings of early 2011. Her images capture the harsh beauty and poignant pain of a region mired in conflict while her words trace a personal narrative of loss of friends, of colleagues and of innocence.
Kate Brooks' photographs have been published in TIME, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and her photographs have been exhibited in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. A retrospective of her work was on exhibit at the Southeast Museum of Photography in 2011 -- www.smponline.org or www.katebrooks.com
Brooks’ photographs have been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Smithsonian, Newsweek, The Atlantic and Time.