2015 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Stories, 2nd prize

Blue Sky Days

Photographer

Tomas van Houtryve

VII for Harper's Magazine

09 November, 2013

A wedding in central Philadelphia.

In December 2013, fire from a US drone reportedly struck a wedding in Rada, central Yemen, killing 14 people and injuring 22.

 

Since 2002, the US has used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) to collect intelligence and carry out airstrikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. The aircraft are guided via satellite by distant operators. The attacks have resulted in a large number of fatalities, including hundreds of civilians.

About the photographer

Tomas van Houtryve

Initially a student in philosophy, Tomas van Houtryve developed a passion for photography while enrolled in an overseas university program in Nepal. Immediately after graduation ...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/2500
Focal length
18.3 mm
F-Stop
3.5
ISO
1000
Camera
GR

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