December 9, 2012
“The Martyrs of Truth”
© Photographs by Ed Giles
View this compelling (and at times chilling) report by Ed Giles who recently joined Syrian rebels fighting for the Free Syrian Army as they venture into Aleppo’s no-man’s land. The unit’s senior fighter Anas (who Ed’s report largely centers around) leads around 50 men, called Shuhada e-haq, or “The Martyrs of Truth”. Yet to be known, Anas will become a casualty of war. Having personally been on the receiving end of a sniper’s delivery in various conflicts, and witnessing the violence and horror of their work, Giles’ report resonates with me. This report affords a view (rarely seen) and communicates an understanding of the motivations underpinning a snipers deadly work.
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June 3, 2011
An insightful, thought-provoking and beautifully written piece on conflict photography by Melanie Light. It centres around the recent demise of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros both killed while covering the ongoing political turmoil in Libya.
Curiously enough, I had just had a conversation with a very talented young multimedia journalist who is being seduced by the powerful current that is war photography. I was imparting to him the acute danger associated with covering conflict and asking him to question the true worth of it, to himself, family and friends.
My animated and at times passionate delivery to him, heavily laden with reasons why not to go down this particular path, felt somewhat hypocritical as it left my lips.
Sadly, I could see my rhetoric was not reaching its mark.
April 20, 2011
I have just received the sad and shocking news that Tim Hetherington has been killed on assignment in Libya.
Tim was working with Chris Hondros when they took mortar fire on Tripoli Street, the main thoroughfare leading into the center of Misrata.
It is now confirmed that Chris has died as well.
Tim was a friend and colleague.
Rest in peace Tim and Chris.
Please view the Reuters account of this tragic event.
April 8, 2011
Andrea Francolini friend and photograher passed this onto me.
For anyone making multimedia this will extend the pallet of tools to work with.
It is cutting edge.
Have a look at Condition ONE