USA Today photographer Jack Gruber posted on his Facebook page on Jan. 23 that “the light from his iPhone helped deliver a baby in the totally dark outside triage area of Port au Prince General Hospital last night.”
As this decade ends, I wanted to commemorate its passing by collecting images from these special people that have helped me over the years. I asked them to select an image of theirs that is historic, unique, revealing or memorable. Most of all, I wanted the image to be something personal … an image special to them.
What happens when one photographer breaks the rules, runs out in front of everyone else?
USA Today photographer Jack Gruber, from SportsShooter.com:
Security and officials realized they had no plan and had lost all control. At this point, it was ugly. AP staff photographer Marcio Sanchez had his credentials ripped from his neck. Others were physically pushed. It was something right out of the “how not to handle things” manual.
Watching the tournament media director (Pete Simon) running around the court wildly chasing television away from impromptu interviews with players and ripping credentials from photographers necks while stadium security guarded invisible no access lines all seemed too insane to be true.