Describe what was happening at the moment of exposure – Nothing as far as I recall. I was wandering about, in a bit of a dream no doubt.
Photography has constantly provided me with fresh opportunities. It is truly the ideal occupation for someone who is inherently snoopy
Later, a relative was flicking through the portraits, who has no idea about photography, and he said ‘So in a way the camera is playing God.’ That was it. With personal camera phones and security cameras all over cities now, nothing goes unnoticed. The camera is all seeing
via a photo editor
Ron Haviv, co-owner of VII Photo, whom I spoke with this week. He has been taken hostage three times
And to be honest, I love my photo editing team so much and would have killed to be able to shoot assignments like the ones we are dreaming up here at the Chronicle and then come back to get an amazing edit from Nicole Frugé, Russell Yip, Pete Kiehart or Dylan Entelis. This team is so thoughtful, supportive and truly committed to making sure that our staff has what they need to succeed.
Over the last four days, Adam Ferguson has photographed members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority religious group who had been surrounded on a mountaintop without water or food as a result of battlefield advances made by Sunni militants
I think what I have to say and what a lot of older photographers have to say is still relevant, especially the Magnum photographers who have embraced the Magnum spirit and the Magnum approach. I think it will be forever valid because the world is only changing superficially. We still have people, human beings, and it is really about the human condition which is the main subject of Magnum photographers