Brooklyn BookBeat: Photographer & author to speak in Williamsburg
By Samantha Samel
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg has captured conflicts and events in and around Afghanistan for over 25 years. A regular photographer for Time magazine and The New York Times, Nickelsberg has documented the rise of fundamentalist groups in the area, the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan and the rise of the Taliban and the invasion by the U.S., all of which are depicted in his forthcoming book, “Afghanistan: A Distant War.”
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Nickelsberg will appear in Williamsburg at Brooklyn Brewery to discuss his new book alongside Jon Lee Anderson, an author, international investigative reporter and staff writer for The New Yorker who has written extensively about Afghanistan over the years. Anderson's book, “The Lion's Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan” reveals an exceptionally fascinating account of the Afghan conflict.
The event is hosted by a Brooklyn-based organization called Togather, which links authors to their readers through a variety of digital and in-person events.
The Oct. 9 discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Brewery (79 N. 11th St. in Williamsburg). Tickets are $25 and include admission and a free Brooklyn Brewery beer. All proceeds from the events in this series benefit Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues. If you would like to make a larger donation to the organization, please visit: risctraining.org/donate. For more information on the Oct. 9 event, visit http://www.togather.com/event/678/robert-nickelsberg-in-brooklyn.html