10/16/2014 12:34 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2014

New NYC Exhibit 'A Form Of Love' Pays Homage To Slain War Reporters

A new exhibit in New York City is paying homage to the thousands of reporters who have been killed over the years in their fight to expose the truth.

Aaron Stern, one of the curators of "A Form Of Love - An Exhibition of Contemporary Conflict Photography," spoke with HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski about the impetus for the collection.

"We wanted to put a show together to raise awareness and start a dialogue about the current state of photo journalism," Stern said. "They're out there risking their lives with little support, and we want to start that dialogue showing photography from Vietnam to now."

The cause hits close to home for the curators, which also includes Jordan Sullivan and Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini, who was close friends with James Foley, the journalist beheaded in August by the Islamic State.

Stern also explained how the exhibition highlights the shift that may have occurred and why journalists are being targeted.

"It's important because there aren't many [photojournalists] out there doing it," Stern said. "Maybe before, terror organizations were targeting [journalists] to silence them. I think they're now using them to maybe try to shift our own foreign policy, leveraging them, maybe bringing us into a war. I think that's very different than what was going on before."

The exhibit opens on Oct. 18 at 205 Avenue A in support of the Tim Hetherington Trust and James W. Foley Legacy Fund.

Watch the video above for more information about the exhibition.

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