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Photojournalist Eli Reed Reflects on the Human Condition

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Image from Eli Reed's book "A Long Walk Home." Tunica, Mississippi, 1985.

From Texas Standard:

Eli Reed's new book "A Long Walk Home" is the first career retrospective of his work.

Central American and Lebanon wars. The 1986 coup in Haiti. These are just a few of the events captured on film by Texas photojournalist, documentarian and filmographer Eli Reed. He became the first full-time African-American to join the Magnum agency — a pretty big deal in the world of photography. Now, this man who's seen so much of the world through the camera's lens has a new book, "A Long Walk Home," that highlights much of his life's work. Eli Reed stepped into the Standard’s studio to give us some insight into his decades of witnessing humanity at its best, and worst.

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I'm a freelance writer for the Austin American Statesman and others.
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