On July 25th, we awoke to rough seas in the central Mediterranean, some 15 miles north of the Libyan city of Sabratha, in international…
On July 25th, we awoke to rough seas in the central Mediterranean, some 15 miles north of the Libyan city of Sabratha, in international waters. The Spanish rescue ship Open Arms, belonging to the NGO of the same name, pitched and rolled on the open water, making us believe that that day there would be no rescues to be made — it seemed impossible that a single dinghy could have launched from the Libyan coast in those winds.
A central theme of many of Greene’s stories was the recurring role that chance has played throughout his career, in large and small ways.
“I honestly believe photography is 75 percent chance, and 25 percent skill,” he said in response to a question from an audience member toward the end of the talk. “In accidents, we really discover the magic of photography.”