Moments on the frontline: A photojournalist’s perspective

Sebastian Meyer

Picture a photojournalist, working in Iraq or on assignment across the trouble spots of the Middle East and it creates a very distinct mental impression. Travelling light and moving fast, chasing stories for newspapers, wire services or for his own agency, Sebastian Meyer lives that life.

A veteran of embeds with US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, with stints in Libya and Syria, he admits he began covering the Middle East almost by accident, but that hasn’t stopped him making his own contribution to the region’s future.