HARSH REALISM IN BLINK OF A LENS
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“HOW MANY NAMELESS dead bodies have I stepped over?”
Memphis photojournalist Robert King asks himself that dark rhetorical question in the documentary “Shooting Robert King,” which makes its local debut Thursday, on the opening night of the 12th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival at Malco’s Studio on the Square.
Born and now based here, King, 40, is perhaps unsung in his hometown, but his photo credit is familiar to editors at Time, Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times and the other publications that have published his harrowing front-line pictures from conflicts in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Rwanda and Iraq. (Closer to home, King angered McNairy County officials by snapping exclusive jailhouse photos of murder