Interview: Lloyd Horgan on shooting a military operation in Africa

Lloyd Horgan
This shot of the Chinook and two Griffon helicopters was one Lloyd specifically wanted. (Image credit: Lloyd Horgan)

I’ve always been fascinated by war photojournalism, but was still finding my feet in the industry during the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. So when the editor of one of the aviation magazines that I shoot for asked me to cover the Canadian Armed Forces contribution to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), I jumped at the chance. 

The mission consists of around 250 personnel, three CH-147F Chinooks and five CH-146 Griffon helicopters, with their primary role being MEDEVAC (medical evacuation), but they can also be utilized for transporting troops, equipment and supplies, or the rapid movement of UN troops. It’s a story that also has a wider-reaching audience than just those who have an interest in helicopters or the aviation industry – and I simply love looking for stories like that. 

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