05 November 2012

Documenting Photojournalists at Work

I saw this story in The New York Times calling attention to a series of four short documentaries on HBO each dealing with a different photojournalist at work in a different location.  We don't get HBO. So much for that - at least for now. But here are links to the web page for each installment: [1] Eros Hoagland  in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, [2] Michael Christopher Brown in Libya, [3]  Hoagland (again) in Rio de Janeiro, and [4] Véronique de Viguerie in South Sudan.

I respect the difficulty and risk involved in working as a photojournalist on the front lines. At the same time, it is important not to romanticize the work or those who do it. It will be interesting (eventually) to see how these episodes work.

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