There is a stereotype of war photographers as hard-living egoists hooked on the adrenaline of the chase.
It is a view most of them try to live up to and which this documentary does little to undercut.
War photographer Jason P Howe is the central subject of this grim film.
At the start, we’re dropped by helicopter into a firefight in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, before shooting off to Colombia, Lebanon and Iraq.
He’s described as an idiot and a maniac by his fellow photographers—he is clearly neither.
It is a weakness of the film that it rushes too fast through the images.
Like much war journalism, the film is interested in the close-up of the battle and pays little attention to bigger pictures.
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