Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane is a United States Air Force photojournalist and was deployed to Afghanistan twice. In this film he shares his experiences as a photojournalist in a combat environment as well as the mental and physical toll it takes on him.
He says: “It’s really hard to just, when you’re on a patrol with you know a hundred other people to stop and just say “I wanna take a picture for just 30 minutes”… You don’t have that luxury. You are walking in your unifrom with these people so you have to constantly be moving while taking pictures so I don’t have the luxury of always looking through the lens I don’t have the luxury of stopping in getting these photos that I want.
It’s really hard, you learn you can torture bodies in certain ways. You learn to pretty much never look through the viewfinder of the cameram, you just don’t have time… …As unprofessional or bad it may sound, a lot of times my photos are me sticking my camera way up in the air are way down lower way out to the side and just you know, just praying and praying and hoping I get something.”
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