Ashley Gilbertson

20.02.2012 in12:10 in Miscellaneous -->


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Ashley Gilbertson is a photographer with the VII Network photo agency, and a principal at Shell Shock Pictures. Gilbertson’s photographs from Iraq where he worked from 2002 until 2008, gained him recognition from the Overseas Press Club who awarded Gilbertson the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal. His first book, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, was released in 2007. Since then, Gilbertson has been examining veterans issues including Post Traumatic Stress and suicide for Time Magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Times. In 2007, he began working on Bedrooms Of The Fallen, a collection of photographs depicting the intact bedrooms of service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. That series was published by The New York Times Magazine, and went on to win the documentary photography National Magazine Award. It will be published in book form in 2012. He lives with his wife and child in New York City.

Clients and Collections:
The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Guardian Magazine (UK), Le Monde Magazine (Fr.), The National Gallery of Victoria, The National Library of Australia,

This photo series, entitled ” Military Rations of troops in Afghanistan”, by Ashley Gilbertson documents ready to eat meals of soldiers in Afghanistan. “In combat, eating is often the only good thing about a day. When a soldier or marine sits down to warm up his M.R.E., he’s not being shot at, he’s not losing friends. It’s almost a ritual, and the very act of opening one of these packages suggests safety, however brief it may be. To a lot of the troops from many nations that I’ve met, mealtimes are the only thing to look forward to – other, perhaps, than going home. ”

Military Rations of troops in Afghanistan…