What if shooting someone could save their life? This belief is what gives war photographers peace of mind. War photographers go into countries on behalf of news agencies and magazines with directives to expose the truth to the western world. The more shocking an image, the better. Often this means photographs of emancipated Africans that look like skeletons, mounds of corpses, live executions and extreme police brutality that shock people into action, and horrible memories that leave photographers asking themselves if it’s all worth it.