Meg with Afghan children

Outside the Wire Trailer


MEG PRIOR is a seasoned conflict photographer, videographer and filmmaker.

In her diverse and poignant catalog of work, we see Soldiers, unlikely emissaries, become the face of the diplomatic effort of this war; U.S. servicewomen on the front lines, engaging in firefights, a moment of raw emotional honesty exchanged between an American Soldier and an Afghan woman, and a spectrum of military combat operations.  

Prior desired to gain perspective about the war in Afghanistan, the Afghan people, and what our nation's men and women experience in theatre as the implementers of a complex policy developed stateside.  Prior bore witness to over 250 missions in some of the most contested areas of operation on our planet, capturing through her lens the nuances of contemporary warfare in a gripping and powerful testimony.

Over five deployments with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, the "Screaming Eagles", and multiple infantry divisions - 82nd Airborne, 10th Mountain, 3rd Infantry Division - in addition to other U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine, U.S. Navy, U.S. National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Reserve units - she documented missions conducted during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2014, spending over a year sum in a forward deployed environment. 

Prior utilizes a suite of multimedia instruments, including night vision photography and video.