Photojournalist who has died aged 68 covered major international stories including apartheid’s end in South Africa and the fall of the Berlin Wall
The renowned photojournalist, who has died aged 68, covered major international stories including conflict in Lebanon, apartheid’s end in South Africa, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the siege of Sarajevo and wars in the Gulf. His work, which spanned four decades, was both powerful and beautifully observed. He continued to work in black and white throughout his career
World-famous photojournalist, who took hugely influential images from Iraq, Sarajevo and sub-Saharan Africa, has died
We are deeply saddened to report the death of Tom Stoddart, one of the finest documentary photographers and photojournalists the UK has ever produced. Tom, 68, died today after a brave struggle with cancer.
Tom Stoddart is an award-winning British photojournalist whose work has appeared in many of the most pretigious international magazines and newspapers. He is widely regarded by editors and his peers as one of the world’s most experienced and respected photographers. His international frontline assignments have included almost every major conflict and natural disaster over four decades, from wars to earthquakes and from the fall of the Berlin Wall to pandemics. During a long and varied career he has witnessed such international events as the war in Lebanon, the election of President Nelson Mandela, the bloody siege of Sarajevo and the wars against Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
Acclaimed photojournalist Tom Stoddart has vowed never to put down the camera as he reflects on his remarkable career today. Known for his distinctive black and white shots, Mr Stoddart has documented key moments in history from his “ringside seat”.
The Jamam refugee camp in Upper Nile State, South Sudan houses 36,500 vulnerable people who have fled across the border from their homes in Blue Nile state to escape the ongoing fighting between Khartoum’s government troops and the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army. In spring 2012 water was desperately scarce in the camp and as people formed long lines at taps in 40 degrees of heat, frustration and fights broke out.
Today marks the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics and Stoddart hopes that his exhibition Perspectives will open up more awareness of global issues that are in stark contrast to the caliber of health that the athletes showcase. The exhibition starts today at one of London’s prime South Bank sites and will run from 25 July – 11 September, throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Seventy-eight of Stoddart’s black and white pictures will form a free, open-air display at More London Riverside, between City Hall and HMS Belfast.