About Bill Putnam Photography
Bill is based in the Washington, D.C.-area, but is spending a year in Afghanistan covering the ISAF-led hand over of security responsibilities to the Afghan National Security Forces in the county's violatile Helmand province.
Lately, his work has concentrated on the mental, physical and political cost of war through documentary photography, portraiture and video.
Bill's work has been published in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Newsweek magazine, Army Times, the Oregonian newspaper, Columbia Journalism Review, The New Republic magazine, NPR.org and digitaljournalist.org.
He opened a 40-print solo exhibition of his Afghan work titled "Abu in Bermel: Faces of Battle" in February 2011 at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. That exhibition moved to Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pa., in April 2011. He has also been in group shows at Glen Echo Photo Works in Glen Echo, Md., and Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. He is also part of the Conflict Zone exhibition.
His work can be seen here, and on Vimeo. He's also on Twitter and on Facebook at Bill Putnam Photography.
(He might also be the last photographer to use Kodachrome in a war zone)