NPR Photographer David Gilkey Killed in Afghanistan

June 5, 2016

By Holly Stuart Hughes


NPR staff photographer David Gilkey in Afghanistan's Helmand Province in 2009.

David Gilkey, an award-winning photographer and video producer for National Public Radio, and his translator, photographer Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed June 5 in Afghanistan when the Afghan army unit they were traveling with came under attack by the Taliban, NPR reports. Gilkey was 50; Zabihullah was 38. In a statement to staff, Michael Oreskes, NPR editorial director and senior vice...

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