Photographer Interviews

Tracing The Final Hours of a Victim of a U.S. Airstrike

April 5, 2016

By Holly Stuart Hughes


Andrew Quilty photographed the hospital run by Medécins Sans Frontières that was destroyed in a U.S. air strike, but his image of an unidentified man’s body was not published until he knew the victim’s story. 

On October 10, 2015, a week after an airstrike by U.S. forces in Afghanistan destroyed a hospital run by international aid group Medécins Sans Frontières (MSF) and killed more than 30 people in the city of Kunduz, Andrew Quilty was the first foreign photojournalist to get inside the battered facility. Working on assignment for Foreign Policy, he arrived amidst fighting...

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