Biography Max Becherer

New Orleans, LOUISIANA - March 8, 2017: The Robert E. Lee Monument is seen in Lee Circle in  New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The city of New Orleans has requested bids from contractors to relocate three Confederate monuments located around the city after the motion was cleared by a federal appeals court decision this week. The removal of the Confederate monuments created heated debate with one said saying they are historical monuments and the other side saying they are symbols that influence modern day racism.   (Polaris Images/Max Becherer)
Confederate Monuments

New Orleans, LOUISIANA - March 8, 2017: The Robert E. Lee Monument is seen in Lee Circle in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The city of New Orleans has requested bids from contractors to relocate three Confederate monuments located around the city after the motion was cleared by a federal appeals court decision this week. The removal of the Confederate monuments created heated debate with one said saying they are historical monuments and the other side saying they are symbols that influence modern day racism. (Polaris Images/Max Becherer)

Max Becherer is a New Orleans based photojournalist who has covered news and sports in the region for the Associated Press, The New York Times and The Washington Post.  

Before arriving in New Orleans, Becherer a Polaris Images represented photographer, covered the Middle East and Central Asia producing still images, video and written content from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and Egypt. Becherer’s image of U.S. Marines fighting in Fallujah during the 2004 assault on the city made the cover of Time magazine. Becherer spent six months of each year as part of The New York Times Baghdad bureau from 2005 to 2008 where he had more than a dozen front-page images and wrote the newspaper’s inaugural “At War” blog post.  

Becherer’s images for the Associated Press last summer were published nation-wide showing the struggles after the Alton Sterling shooting, the ambush of Baton Rouge Police officers and The Great Louisisna Flood of 2016.