Band of brothers: The lives and deaths of war photographers

Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger teamed up for the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Restrepo,” about the war in Afghanistan.
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(CBS) – In its own way, the South Bronx itself was a war zone back in the 1980s. “I got here in ’86 and it was awful.  Shootings every day, just really bad violence,” said Mike Kamber. He’d taken all the money he’d saved shooting photographs for The New York Times in actual war zones, and bought a building in the South Bronx in 2010.

“I knew there was a need,” he told Special Contributor Ted Koppel. “I felt like we could make a difference.”

Kamber and another photographer, Tim Hetherington with Magnum Photos, had this dream: a place where disadvantaged kids could learn about photojournalism.

“We’ve got about 60 students and they’re all from immigrant families,” Kamber said. “Also a lot of West African families now: Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.