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Photographer at Firdos Square in 2003?

I’m trying to find the photographer who rode atop one of the first U.S. tanks into Baghdad’s Firdos Square on April 9, 2003. He was thin, had blond or peroxide-blond hair, was wearing a dark flak jacket with “TV” on its back. I think he was European, maybe Dutch, Scandinavian or German. I’ve posted a video grab of him on my blog—


If you know him, or if you are him, could you please contact me?
Thanks, Peter Maass
peter at petermaass dot com

by Peter Maass at 2010-04-28 22:52:37 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Peter – could be Chris Anderson, he was embedded with an armored column that hit Baghdad around that time. Hard to tell, but from the video stills, the photographer looks relatively tall – Chris is about 5’6".

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by teru kuwayama | 29 Apr 2010 17:04 | Palo Alto, California, United States | | Report spam→
You say on your blog you found him… so… who was it ?

by [former member] | 30 Apr 2010 07:04 (ed. Apr 30 2010) | | Report spam→
Hello Peter,
As I told Thorn who asked me on your behalf, I think,
It could be James Nachtwey (hair white, not peroxyded…), who was definitely walking with me along that armored column a mile or so before it reached Firdous sq. It is entirely possible that he would have climbed on a vehicle for while to shoot ‘the reverse’ angle. He was wearing his usual white shirt that day, but I can’t remember if he had a flak jacket on. Jim was among the small group of foreign photographers (Carolyn Cole, Jerome Delay, Patrick Baz, Yuri Kozyrev, Steve Connors, me and a few others…) who managed to be inside Bagdad during the entire 3 weeks war. But A LOT of photogs embedded or not arrived in Baghdad that day…so if it is one of them on the video, it could be one of several hundreds…)

by [former member] | 30 Apr 2010 08:04 | Brussels, Belgium | | Report spam→
Teru, Matthias and Bruno, many thanks for responding. I have indeed found him, not long after posting this query. I haven’t talked to him on the phone yet, have just exchanged email with him, so probably shouldn’t broadcast it until I know he’s copacetic with me doing so, which I’m sure he will be. Give me a shout in a few days and I’ll be able to let you know. It’s not Chris A. or Jim N. or any of the others mentioned. Bests, Peter

by Peter Maass | 02 May 2010 04:05 | | Report spam→
My wa guess would be David or Peter Turnley but I have no clue what they were doing back then.

by John Robert Fulton Jr. | 03 May 2010 12:05 | Irving, Texas, United States | | Report spam→
no, david was still en route down from kurdistan and peter was still en route north from basra, if i remember right. on april 9th 2003 i think i was in naseriya. already a long time ago.

by [former member] | 04 May 2010 05:05 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→

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