Join us for an informal introspection in the life of a photojournalist as he shares his journey through the affects of PTSD. Ed Zirkle has been a photojournalist for over 50 years. Early in his career, he signed up for the Army during the Vietnam War era and ended up being a criminal investigation photographer at Ft Bragg. Ed never realized what effect this had on him until several years ago leading to his diagnosis of PTSD.
Ed will share how his use of photography became a form of therapy without his realization, how relationships are better than pills, and how his rescue dog Lola all brought him to where he is today. He is boots on the ground still trying to figure out what works, what doesn’t, and getting closer to accepting the life he is in. Photojournalism isn’t something Ed does, it’s something he lives.
Ed says this has been a thrilling ride to the top of the hill and an ugly view from the valley. Come hear his story about what brought him to where he is today.