The BBC reported this morning that photographer Guy Martin has been released from a hospital in Cornwall, where he has been recovering from serious shrapnel wounds he suffered in a grenade attack in Misrata, Libya on April 20.
Photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in the same blast. Photographer Michael Christopher Brown of New York also was also injured in the attack, but his injuries were less severe than Martin’s and he was released from the hospital more than a month ago.
Martin suffered stomach and leg injuries, and was initially treated in Libya. Several days later he was transported to Malta for further treatment, and finally returned to the UK for treatment at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
The BBC says that Martin’s girlfriend, journalist Polly Fields, reported that Martin had returned to his family’s home in Falmouth “and was doing well.”
Don McCullin, 81, the London-born war photographer who covered conflict in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia and, most recently, Iraq, has been awarded a knighthood. McCullin was one of a handful British citizens who received the award as part of the New Year Honours list issued by the Queen of England. McCullin told the... More ›
For the cover story in the current issue of New York magazine, Platon made portraits of 44 immigrants, ranging in age from one month to 91 years old. His portraits of the subjects, photographed singly and in groups, fill nine pages in the annual “Reasons to Love New York” issue. Platon photographed the parade of... More ›
Hacking is much in the news of late, but the Freedom of the Press Foundation is concerned about a less visible, yet no-less-vital, aspect of information security: the security of digital cameras. Or, more accurately, the lack thereof. The Foundation has published a letter from over 150 documentary filmmakers and photographers that calls on the major... More ›