Neil Shea


- Is there a certain shower I shouldn’t use?

- None of them. Everything here is covered with semen.

US soldier
Combat Outpost, Konar Province, Afghanistan

Talking with Jim Nachtwey

Last winter, National Geographic asked me to interview my friend, photographer Jim Nachtwey for their series on explorers and risk takers. It was an unusual fit—and the magazine published a *very* condensed excerpt of our conversation. So here I’ve posted more. He’s the kind you could always listen to a little longer.

Selected Work
A Gathering Menace

Making Taliban

Ramadi Nights

Stumbling Towards Victory in Iraq

The Revolution is

Castro's Cuba at 50

Omo River

Africa's Last Frontier

Paris Underground

What lies below the City of Lights?

Writing the Future

Dispatches from Kenya, August 2013

Wedding Crashers

Documentary work vs. Buzz kill :: Dispatch from Kenya, August 2013

We Don’t Talk About That Stuff Here

Dispatch from Iraq: How Long Does Identity Last?

“God, country. Then family.”

The View from an Iraqi Classroom :: May 2013

Al Taqaddum

Behind the Story: Looking back at Iraq