Ludington photographer's Afghanistan images featured at ArtPrize

Sep 11, 2014

Photographer Ryan Spencer Reed spent three months in Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division.
Credit Ryan Spencer Reed

Ryan Spencer Reed is a photographer from Ludington whose work falls into the category of “social documentary.”

In 2011, Reed entered the Grand Rapids ArtPrize with a collection of photographs documenting the human tragedy of civil war and genocide in Darfur and South Sudan.

This year, Reed is back at ArtPrize, this time with photos he took while embedded with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

IPR’s Aaron Selbig asked Reed how he managed to get the OK from the Army to tag along with the 101st Airborne Division in a war zone.