Editor’s note: This video contains images that may be disturbing to some viewers.
Eros Hoagland has a long history with conflict—his father was a conflict photographer who was killed in El Salvador in 1984 while shooting for Newsweek. In Mexico, Hoagland documented societal violence and corruption. “Conflicts and wars are fought for the old reasons: man’s desire for dominance over men,” he says in this short film, We Fear Wolves Because We Never See Them. With a baby on the way and a lifetime of traumatic memories from war, however, Hoagland is ready to move on to the next thing: “Enough is enough. I did it. I did it well.
This is the final episode in a six-part series called Conflict, by the Brooklyn-based cinematic documentary and narrative video production company redfitz. Each episode explores the testimonies of professional conflict photographers and looks at how they engage with and seek to understand their subject matter. Original music was composed by Reza Safinia. Connect with the photographers and watch the complete series from redfitz at thisisconflict.com.