Tyler Hicks, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the New York Times, will be at Davidson College Tuesday, April 19, to talk about the conflicts in Afghanistan and Libya. His illustrated talk begins at 7 p.m., in the Lilly Family Gallery of the Chambers Building.
Tyler Hicks is widely regarded as the finest war photographer working today, according to Chris Alexander, director of Davidson’s Dean Rusk International Studies program, which is sponsoring the event. His photography has been an integral part of the Times’s coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also has worked extensively in Bosnia, Pakistan, Sudan, India, Russia, Lebanon, and Israel.
Last month, Tyler Hicks was one of four New York Times journalists captured and held for six days by pro-Qaddafi forces in Libya. (Read more about him on the New York Times website.
Mr. Hicks will use some of his work as a point of departure for a discussion of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Libya. The event is free and open to the public.