The Shattered Lens

A War Photographer's True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria

Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived through it.

By Jonathan Alpeyrie , Bonnie Timmermann and Stash Luczkiw Read by Qarie Marshall Biographies & Memoirs / Military / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 7h 59m Sell Sheet
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							Capturing history was Jonathan Alpeyrie's job, but he never expected to become a news story himself. For a decade, the French American photojournalist weaved in and out of over a dozen conflict zones. But, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie was betrayed by his fixer and handed over to a band of Syrian rebels. For eighty one days, he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten. Over the course of his captivity, Alpeyrie kept his spirits up and strived to see, without his camera lenses, the humanity in his captors. The Shattered Lens is his firsthand account: the account of a photojournalist who has always answered the next adrenaline pumping assignment but, during his headline making kidnapping, was left to consider the value and risks of his career, to ponder the violent conflicts he had seen, and to put the historical events over which he had no control into perspective.

"A keen photojournalist's eye serves Alpeyrie well as he painstakingly recounts his capture in 2013 by rebels during Syria's civil war. In this harrowing story, Alpeyrie offers insights that deserve attention." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"...a chilling tale about how he managed to win the fragile esteem of his captors while simultaneously keeping his fried nerves from completely shorting out, as well as his personal take on armed conflict and global jihad. A gripping account of life in captivity and humankind's ongoing relationship to war." - Kirkus Reviews