“The job of a combat cameraman is to be there to document history,” says US Army Specialist Austin Boucher, a soldier who carries a camera into battle.
Specialist Austin Boucher, US Army, is a combat cameraman who documents soldiers in peace and war, at rest and in combat. Unique among soldiers, combat cameramen run into battle with a camera in their hands, and their mission is to capture what happens for the record. In this profile, Boucher reflects on the skills needed to shoot photographs under duress, and why his job is important for the US Army and NATO at large. Footage includes dramatised shots of Boucher in combat and on patrol, as well as soundbites from an interview.
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