21 January 2011

Lucas Dolega

In the Fall, renowned photographer João Silva stepped on a landmine and lost his legs. I noted that tragedy here and you can find an update on his situation here. Now another photojournalist Lucas Dolega has been killed while covering the political unrest in Tunisia. He was, it seems, murdered by security personnel. You can find a story here. There is a common tendency to romanticize photojournalists as intrepid heroes. I think it is important to resist that temptation. But it is important too, to understand how dangerous the job actually is and how many risks photographers take to cover important events.



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