The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria

The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria

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Capturing history was Jonathan Alpeyrie's job, but he never expected to become a news story himself. For a decade, the French American photojournalist weaved in and out of over a dozen conflict zones. But, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie was betrayed by his fixer and handed over to a band of Syrian rebels. For eighty one days, he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten. Over the course of his captivity, Alpeyrie kept his spirits up and strived to see, without his camera lenses, the humanity in his captors. The Shattered Lens is his firsthand account: the account of a photojournalist who has always answered the next adrenaline pumping assignment but, during his headline making kidnapping, was left to consider the value and risks of his career, to ponder the violent conflicts he had seen, and to put the historical events over which he had no control into perspective.

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ISBN-13: 9781520083629
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Alpeyrie was born in Paris but moved to the United States when he was fourteen-years-old. His photography career stretches over a decade and has taken him to over twenty-five countries. His work has been featured widely, from the New York Times to the BBC. Now a staff photographer for Polaris Images, he also has been working as a fashion photographer with Elle and various local designers. He lives in New York City.

Bonnie Timmermann, the producer of the film based on Captured by History, is a legendary casting director who has launched numerous careers in Hollywood. She began her career with Manhattan's Phoenix Repertory Company in the 1970s. She lives in New York City.

Qarie Marshall has narrated over thirty series for the Discovery Channel and the BBC. In addition to that, he was a guest voice on Comedy Central’s Drawn Together, and he has done voice-work for BBC radio plays, the in-flight programming for Virgin Atlantic Airlines, and for over eighty video games for the PlayStation and Xbox. In 2007, he was made an Associate Artist of The Purple Rose Theatre.

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