Paul Conroy

Paul Conroy


Paul Conroy is a photojournalist and documentary maker, who began his career in the military. He has worked in warzones all over the world, taking photographs and making films for the BBC, Sky TV and the Sunday Times, amongst others.

Conroy was one of the first journalists to enter Libya when the uprising there began in 2011, and his talents meant he was soon teamed with the Sunday Times’ Marie Colvin, hailed as the greatest war reporter of his generation. The pair smuggled themselves into the besieged city of Misrata at a time when most of the foreign press corps had decided it was too dangerous to stay. They ended up covering the brutal shelling of the city for two months, longer than any other journalist team. He spent the next six months working in Libya with Colvin, before working together again in Syria in early 2012 to report on the atrocities being committed. It was to be the pair’s last assignment together. Colvin was killed in a rocket attack in Homs, Syria in February 2012.

Paul’s memoir, Under the Wire, was published by Quercus in June 2013.  In 2019, Paul received a Society of Editors award and the May Chidiac Impact Award for his photography in war zones.


Under the Wire: Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment @@reflextv

@BylineTimes rocks. Here is the print edition for March, with my summary of one year of full-scale #Russian invasion in #Ukraine.

Paul Conroy's @reflextv photography: beyond words.

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#UkraineRussiaWar 💔

🙏thanks Paul 🙏

A photograph where you want to hear what the people are saying but you really don't want to... Tragedy as Normality - Paul Conroy (@reflextv) at his poignant best... #Ukraine #UkraineWar #caolanrobertson #ZarinaZabrinsky #johnsweeneyroar

To the sound of savage artillery battles, two residents of Sivers’k slowly make their way home, where they now live in a basement to avoid shelling. #Ukraine #UkraineWar #caolanrobertson #ZarinaZabrinsky #johnsweeneyroar

Haunting photo from near Bahkmut.

"A picture is worth a thousand words"

Sketch (oil on paper) from #CaesarPhotos
Drawing/painting is the only tool I have to process the indescribable horrors #Assad #Putin have committed against the civilians of #Syria and #Ukraine . May these war criminals rot in prison or hell, whatever comes first

After waiting patiently in line, an elderly lady is relieved to receive - a few days supply of drinking water…. Sivers’k, eastern Ukraine.
#ukraine #ukrainewar #caolanrobertson #johnsweeneyroar #zarinaZabrisky

More arresting images from Ukraine from Paul Conroy.

The ultimate crime by #Putin is his attempt to destroy everything that makes life possible for ordinary Ukrainians even forcing them to queue for water or risk being poisoned - another compelling insight by Paul Conroy - the power of a great photograph #Ukraine #ArrestPutin

These photographs from photojournalist Paul Conroy really lifted my spirits that #Putin was finally issued with an arrest warrant by the @IntlCrimCourt because hard sometimes to describe horror and suffering but obvious in these powerful images how he tried to destroy #Ukraine

Paul, seriously, I have no words to explain how much this photo touch me, so I shut the fuck up and admire the work, well done man, you rock, now and always !!!

No words

Locals queue for fresh water delivered by volunteers in an old ambulance. Local water sources are so contaminated it is likely fatal if drunk. #ukraine #ukrainewar #caolanrobertson #johnsweeneyroar #Siversk

An elderly lady leaves her basement to survey the ruins of her town. Sivers’k, Donbas. Ukraine
#ukraine #ukrainewar #caolrobertson #zarinaZabrisky #johnSweeny

9/ watch my reporting from the Office of the President of #Ukraine on the Special Tribunal for #Putin.

The truth will out.

#Donbas #Siversk images by @reflextv Paul Conroy speak better than 1,000 words but reports are forthcoming.

International Criminal Court is sending a message to war criminals everywhere issuing arrest warrant for #Putin that no one is safe esp #Assad in #Syria, among worst of them, & only saved from prosecution by Putin when vetoed referral of Syria to ICC in #UNSC but only postponed