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BY KENNETH R. WEISS :: PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICK LOOMIS
Toward the end of that fight, when the Marines and Loomis were evacuating the area, he had to make a decision. Was he only a photographer, or was he going to put down his cameras and help a young Marine, Lance Cpl. Aaron Austin, who had been shot several times through the chest during the battle? Loomis remembered the admonition of veteran photojournalist David LaBelle, who always said, “Be a human first,” and helped carry Austin out of danger.
This is a really great look at covering a war — through a photojournalist’s lens. LA Times photojournalist Rick Loomis takes you from his storage locker in California into battle in Fallouja. The self portraits over time are very telling, and there are some fun stories about drinking Saddam’s wine seeing a woman for the first time in weeks.