This article will do one of two things.
Either you will have been in a situation like these photographers before so you will know what it feels like to be one step away from death when working with a camera.
Or, like me, it will paint a picture of perspective about our profession. Reading this article I felt proud to be a photographer. These images show the power of photography in the human context- life and death scenarios. The third story from the bottom by Ron Haviv hit hardest for me; with the soldier kicking a family member he had just executed in ethnic cleansing. Later that image was used in trials to indict the propagator.
That’s an inspiration to me: Images capturing moments that can effect change in life. It puts a whole lot of perspective on what I do and inspires me to have the same impact on the conservation and wildlife side.
What’s your take on these types of images?