Last week it was suggested that the disaster in Haiti was of such a great magnitude that anyone on the ground with a cellphone could make lasting images that the rest of the world would never forget. Not likely, (I...
After thousands of images, on dozens of different sites, my initial reaction was confirmed. World shocking events such as this need to be properly documented by great photographers. I'm not even talking photojournalists here. Think of Joel Meyerowitz's work on the World Trade Center as an example.
Photojournalist and World Press Photo 2006 winner Finbarr O’Reilly answered questions sent to him live yesterday in a feed setup by Reuter’s. Really worth a listen as he’s well spoken, tells what it’s like to be a photojournalist in conflict areas with great anecdotes and answers the following questions