In the Light of Darkness.
A photographer’s journey after 9/11.
Photographs by Kate Brooks.
Schilt Publishing, 2011. 240 pp., 100 color illustrations, 8x9½".
This book is a collection of photographs and personal essays that
chronicle a young woman’s ten-year passage from the mountains of
Tora Bora to the uprisings in the Arab world at the beginning of 2011
that led, amongst other things, to the resignation of president Hosni
Mubarak of Egypt and the cruel war in Libya.
Kate Brooks’ images portray the harsh beauty and poignant pain of a
region mired in conflict, while the accompanying essays relate her
experiences as a woman photojournalist in the Muslim world.
At the age of 23, following the Twin Tower attacks, Kate Brooks moved
to Pakistan to photograph the impact of U.S. foreign policy in the
region. In 2003, she covered the American invasion of Iraq from
Kurdistan and for Time she began to photograph the beginning of the
Iraqi insurgency. Since then, she has expanded her focus to include life
in Iran, Gaza, Pakistan, Lebanon and Afghanistan – a place she returns