"David's images captured a breadth of truths across the world and showed the humanity of those he photographed, even under the most difficult circumstances."
– President Barack Obama
"The highest praise I can give is that his work portrays a brutally honest account of life on the front-line. Not just by capturing the intensity of fighting and the horror of when it goes wrong but also the humour and mundanity."
– Dan Jarvis, The House Magazine
"David knew how to make the familiar seem new, and the foreign recognizable. He snapped big, amorphous concepts like climate change, immigration, and war into sharp, personal focus. Each image in this book is like a dot in a pointillist panorama, reminding us of who we are and what we share in common with the people David saw through his camera lens."
– Ari Shapiro
"David's fiercely beautiful photographs capture a world where smiles can be rare and edged with pain; where dignity must be retrieved from the dust; where death has just left the room. Yet even his most disquieting pictures contain a certain tenderness, because David was tender. Also wildly funny, a teller of stories, a non-sufferer of fools, a tough guy with a big heart. He left behind a breathtaking trove of images that, far into the future, will prevent us-as David intended-from looking away."
– Renee Montagne
"We lost David in 2016. One of the world's finest photo-journalists, he became another victim of a conflict he had spent years documenting. Through this collection of unforgettable images, however, readers can get a glimpse into the unique mind of this committed, charismatic photographer. With a goofy laugh, a lip full of tobacco and an ornery refusal to stick to conventions, David beat his own path across this planet. He was determined to share the beauty, the horror and the sheer complexity of this world with the readers back home. His photography is the work of an astute observer absolutely dedicated to his profession."
– Ivan Watson, CNN Senior International Correspondent
"I was not prepared for this book. It’s really that simple; the book is that good. The richness of detail and the depth of exploration I admire in the radio broadcasts are here, too. Every image is a act of insight."
– W. Scott Olsen, FRAMES Magazine
"Pictures on the Radio continues David Gilkey’s lifelong mission of connecting Americans to the frontlines far beyond their shores."