I'm Robert King, veteran conflict photojournalist, and I've spent much of this year with the Free Syrian Army on the front lines of the Syrian civil war. Ask me anything.
Hi, my name is Robert "Haji Memphis" King. I'm a photographer and videographer from Tennessee, but I've documented almost every major conflict since the Bosnian War in the early 90s. I don't have any formal training in journalism, but I dove headfirst in to cover the conflicts in Chechnya, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, and Haiti.
I've spent much of the past year documenting the prolonged and bloody civil war in Syria. In my past three trips into the war-torn city of Aleppo, I've covered the urban conflict between the Free Syrian Army and Assad's military, the bombing of civilian hospitals, and the massive, massive loss of life among Syrian children.
Thank you so much for this opportunity. I'll be answering questions about what I've seen in Syria, and whatever else you might want to know about what I've learned from witnessing almost 20 years of major conflicts and wars.
Update: I've got to go now, but thank you very much for all the questions.
You can see my reportage in VICE's Ground Zero Syria series here http://www.vice.com/ground-zero/ and find my photographs in VICE's November Syria Issue http://www.vice.com/read/the-man-who-was-there-0002345-v19n11