Finbarr O'Reilly


Finbarr O'Reilly is an independent photographer and the author of Shooting Ghosts, A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War (Penguin Random House).

Finbarr lived for twelve years in West and Central Africa and has spent years covering conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Sudan, Afghanistan, Libya, and Gaza. He has held academic fellowships at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia University and is a board member of ACOS Alliance, an organization working to embed a culture of safety across newsrooms and among freelance and local journalists worldwide.

He is among those profiled in Under Fire: Journalists in Combat, a documentary film about the psychological costs of covering war. The film won a 2013 Peabody Award and was shortlisted for a 2012 Academy Award.

World Press Photo Involvement: 
Award-winning photographer 2006 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2019 Photo Contest

Finbarr O'Reilly on Social Media: 
Instagram: @finbarroreilly
Twitter: @finbarroreilly

Finbarr O'Reilly

Photo credit: Giles Duley