This website has been conceived in memory of war journalist and photographer, Peter Strandberg (1955-2008).
The site will serve the purpose of giving light to Peter’s twenty years of work, covering wars and conflicts from the most troubled corners of the world. It is also a website in honor of all the freelance and independent journalists out there – a compliment to all those who take more and more risks everyday to cover front lines and unsafe environments. So that by the end of the day information reaches news desks with real gathered stories, context and analysis – shedding light on far-out hazardous realities, its victims’ lives and sorrow and the local, national and global interests and actors at stake.
Thus, the site intends to serve as a platform to give awareness that many stories in today’s massified media industry tend to be marginalised and sidelined. As Peter pointed out, «War stories haven’t given me a room in the Sheraton Hotel or the newspaper headlines» but simply an «an outlook of the backyard of wars». It is based on this reasoning, that Peter would like to have had his work remembered, always seeking for the untold, unknown, and disregarded story. To use E.E Cummings words, «graced with guts and gutted with grace», or as a dear friend of Peter’s once pointed, «gentle in manners and brave in action».