The Shattered Lens is the firsthand account of a photojournalist who has always answered the next adrenaline-pumping assignment. Yet, during his headline-making kidnapping by Syrian rebels in 2013, he was left to consider the value and risks of his career, ponder the violent conflicts he had seen, and put the historical events over which we have no control into perspective.
Jonathan Alpeyrie, who was born in Paris, has a photography career that stretches over a decade. He traveled to more than twenty-five countries and covered fourteen conflict zones, from the Middle East and North Africa to the South Caucasus and Central Asia. His work has been featured widely, from the New York Times to Time to the BBC. He is a now staff photographer for Polaris Images and also has been working as a fashion photographer with Elle. He lives in New York City.