Roger Arnold is a cameraman, photographer and writer based in Bangkok focusing on conflict and environmental issues. His work has appeared in print and broadcast outlets including: ITN Channel 4, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, ABC, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Le Figaro, Stern, Financial Times, Cicero, Marie Claire, Elle, Fortune, Days Japan, Janes Intelligence Review, Penthouse, GQ, Maxim, Amnesty International, International Committee of the Red Cross, The United Nations and many others. Roger won the prestigious Rory Peck Award for News for his coverage of the Red Shirt protests in Thailand.
AJ is a former British soldier who served in the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment for 9 years. He served on operations in Northern Ireland, Iraq & Afghanistan. After leaving the Armed Forces he embarked on a career in Security & Risk Management, which has seen him travel to the Middle East, Asia & Europe. He became friends with Jason after meeting him in Afghanistan, in the summer of 2010.
Jerome lived in Afghanistan, as a foreign correspondent, from 2006 to 2012, which was when he met and befriended Jason. They made a number of trips together which included an airborne assault into Kandahar province, with soldiers from Britain's Parachute Regiment. They also travelled widely without the military. Before that, Jerome worked for The Sun in London, which involved a lot of fancy dress and long days spent watching doorsteps. He is currently based in Nairobi, as Africa correspondent for The Times.
Catherine Philp has been a foreign correspondent for The Times since 2000. She started her career in Cambodia in 1997 and has covered conflicts on five continents, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Colombia. She is currently based in Beirut, covering the Middle East. She met Jason in 2004 when he was living in The Times house in Baghdad and bonded over a mutual love of (hard to procure) red wine, charcuterie and cheese. Their finest moment was discovering an entire Serrano ham in a grocery store in Baghdad.
Thomas Harding was Defence Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph for eight years. In that time, he spent 44 weeks on front line operations, experiencing the same bombs and bullets faced by British soldiers and Jason Howe.
Aside from covering the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone and Northern Ireland he went undercover with anarchists during the Genoa G8 summit. He also served in The Parachute Regiment Reserves. His first (and lasting) impression of Jason was of an Errol Flynn lookalike with a mouth like a sewer who charmed every solider (but not officer) he met. His best memory was seeing Jason come out of the SAS compound in Helmand with his arms full of medical kit and other goodies while his media escort looked on in envious astonishment!
Matthew Fearn began his career as a photographer for Press Association, the British national news agency, after graduating in journalism from UCLan in 1998. He was embedded with British troops in Basra and al-Amara, Iraq, during 2005. After hanging up his cameras in 2007 he was appointed Deputy Picture Editor at The Daily Telegraph before becoming Picture Editor in February 2012 - four weeks before Jason Howe's images of Private Bainbridge were first published.
Eros Hoagland has worked as an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer since 1994. He has concentrated on the exploration of countries and peoples immersed in cycles of violence across the globe. Assignments and personal projects have taken him to El Salvador, Colombia, Iraq and Afghanistan. His current work centers around US Mexico border issues, particularly the effects and causes of organized crime in Mexico and throughout Latin America.
Hector is a Peruvian documentary photographer. His primary interest is the examination of social, political and environmental issues in Latin American and the US. Emanuel’s photographs have been widely exhibited in major galleries and museums internationally as well as numerous books, newspapers and magazines. He is also President and founding member of Metro Collective, an international coalition of independent photographers united by a shared dedication to expressive documentary work grounded in humanistic stories and themes. He met Jason Howe and became friends while they were both working on long term projects documenting the conflict in Colombia.
Tim Page started his photographic career in Laos in 1964. He moved to Vietnam in 1965 and covered the war for five years until he was severely wounded by a landmine in 1969. The 70’s were spent in recovery in the U.S. where he worked for Rolling Stone magazine & Crawdaddy. The publication of ‘NAM’ in 1981 put him back on the photographic map and he went on to travel to 82 countries, covering both conflict and historical events. He is the founder of the IMMF (Indochina Media Memorial Foundation), author of ten books, the subject of many documentaries and two films. In 2009 he worked in Afghanistan as ‘Photographic Peace Ambassador for the UN’ and in 2010 was named one of the ‘100 Most Influential Photographers Of All Time’. He met Jason in a bar in Phnom Penh in 2010. Jason had travelled from Bangkok to present him with a copy of his book ‘Between the Lines’.
Karen Marón is an Argentinian journalist, war correspondent and writer. As an International Correspondent specialized in armed conflicts and international politics, she has covered conflicts in over 30 countries in the Middle East, Latin America and Africa, including the most dangerous places of the world such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Colombia, Libya and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Marón has received over 20 international awards for her journalistic work, and she is one of the 100 of the Most Influential Journalists covering armed violence and conflict, selected by the AOAV organization. She is a member the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, based at the University of Columbia.
Seamus Conlan along with Tara Farrell created the then 4th largest photo agency in the world, WpN- WorldPictureNews. Named 16th in “100 most important people in photography” in American Photo magazine’s and having taken one of the ‘100 images that changed the world’ by Life Magazine after initiating a photo tracing campaign in Rwanda during the genocide to reunite 21,000 lost children. The process evolved into “The Lost Children of Rwanda” one of the largest traveling photo exhibitions in history by a single photographer. This program is now a standard form of tracing people in developing nations.