Lorissa Rinehart writes about the connections between women, war and art. First to the Front: The Untold Story of Dickey Chapelle, Trailblazing Female War Correspondent has received rave reviews from The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly and many other publications. Her work can also be found in Hyperallergic, Perfect Strangers, and Narratively.
Rinehart holds an MA from NYU in Experimental Humanities and a BA in Literature from UC Santa Cruz. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband and two young sons.
From 1945 to 1965, photojournalist Dickie Chapelle constantly push against authority resistance to give her permission to be at the front line “as far forward as you’ll let me.”
Her tenacity put her in the middle of conflict zones in:
- Iwo Jima and Okinawa
Chapelle insisted on direct experience, putting her life on the line to document her stories and until now her ground-breaking achievements, as a woman, have been regulated to obscurity.