In 2003, the Labor and Peace Caucuses of the American Public Health Association (APHA), in conjunction with
DPE, hosted portion of the national tour of the photo exhibit, “Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq” at the AFL-CIO. This extraordinary exhibit of 60 images tells the story of the impact of war on Iraq on the lives of its people “on the ground” where the war is being waged. The exhibit includes interpretive panels about the war’s effect on human health and the environment in Iraq, as well as its impact on returning American veterans, their families, and communities. Also included was a focus on the number of journalists and media staff killed in Iraq. “Unembedded” brought together four photojournalists who worked extensively in Iraq but outside the confines of the U.S. military’s official “embedding” program. The book and exhibit give audiences a nuanced view of the violence in Iraq that followed the US-led invasion of 2003. The exhibition was held November 4-8, 2007, in conjunction with the APHA Annual Meeting and Public Health Exposition in Washington, DC.