Robert King, native of Memphis, Tennessee is an award winning photojournalist with no formal education in the field of journalism. King is a former art student with a Bauhaus foundation who graduated from Pratt Institute located in Brooklyn, New York.He has worked around the world for leading publications from war torn Bosnia, Afghanistan, Chechynya, Rwanda, Kosovo, Albania, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Zaire, South Africa, Russia, Iraq, and Mexico. His work is, and has been published in Life, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Stern, Paris Match and just about every other leading global publication. The work of Robert King can also be found in museums and private collections from around the world. His career as a photojournalist has been chronicled in the award-winning documentary Shooting Robert King.
The book contains a stunning essay by British war correspondent Anthony Loyd, who earlier wrote two books based on his war experiences in former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Sierra Leone,
Afghanistan and Iraq (published by Penguin and Hodder Headline).