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Shutter Babe Adventures in Love and War by Deborah Copaken Kogan - Shutter Babe

Shutter Babe Adventures in Love and War by Deborah Copaken Kogan - Shutter Babe

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Published by: lisad4451 on Feb 04, 2012
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Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love andWar by Deborah Copaken Kogan
Fresh out of college and passionate about photography, Deborah CopakenKogan moved to Paris in 1988 and began knocking on photo agencydoors, begging to be given a photojournalism assignment. Within weeksshe was on the back of a truck in Afghanistan, the only woman
and theonly journalist
—in a convoy of mujahideen, the rebel “freedom fighters” at
the time. She had traveled there with a handsome but dangerouslyunpredictable Frenchman, and the interwoven stories of their relationship
and the assignment set the pace for Shutterbabe’s six chapters, eachcovering a different corner of the globe, each linked to a man in Kogan’s
life at the time.From Zimbabwe to Romania, from Russia to Haiti, Kogan takes herreaders on a heartbreaking yet surprisingly hilarious journey through amine-strewn decade, seamlessly blending her personal battles
sexism,battery, life-threatening danger
with the historical ones
wars, revolution,unfathomable suffering
it was her job to record.This very unusual book is fascinating whether you are interested inpursuing a career in journalism or just curious about what life is like as awoman covering war for a living. This "Shutterbabe" tells the story of herlife from behind the camera across different battle zones around the globe.She also tells of the men she meets and gets involved with. There hasbeen some criticism of the book for these tales of sexual escapades, butthis is the raw story of a real person's life, and I think that they reflect acomplete story, instead of one massaged to make the author look better.My only disappointment with the story is that she finally gives it all up formotherhood, but that is real life too. Before that, Kogan was a producer for

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