Combat Artist: Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson has been a graphics editor and news illustrator for publications such as The Washington Post and the National Post's Kandahar Journal. He has been a combat artist that has been sketching Canadian soldiers in recent wars. He was inspired by the work of Howard Brodie. Johnson talks about the power of sketching rather than just taking a photograph. He states at the end of his TEDx talk that a war zone is an absurd place to send an artist but it is an essential place to send an artist.