Kate Brooks 'Light of Darkness' Shoots Chaos in a Post 9/11 World

 - Jul 28, 2011
References: katebrooks & viceland
The amount of unforgettable images in Kate Brooks' 'Light of Darkness' is enough to force the average person to think twice when asked how the War on Terror is going.

Kate Brooks 'Light of Darkness' features images that the photojournalist has taken since moving to Pakistan immediately after September 11, 2001, when she made it her mission to capture the impact of American foreign policy on the Middle East.

Looking through the images in her book, Brooks' knack for capturing pictures that inspire reflection, grief, and intrigue in some of the world's most wartorn countries is evident. Many of the images are too painful to stare at too long, including an image of a woman in Islamabad whose face was badly scarred by acid, a form of assault used to disfigure or kill women engaged in disputes of honor.

While Kate Brooks 'Light of Darkness' may not be your typically upbeat fare, it is a vital document for covering the ongoing struggle for peace in the Middle East.

Kate Brooks' work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time Magazine, and Newsweek. 'In the Light of Darkness' will be available in September 2011.