World War I was notable for being the first major war documented with motion pictures, but still photography still played an important role.
Brooks was the only professional photographer at the Battle of the Somme and chronicled battles in many theaters. But unlike much conflict photography today, Brooks wasn’t engaged in straight documentary work–his images were often used by the UK government for propaganda purposes and many of the more gruesome elements of the conflict were hidden from view, at least initially. But Brooks was a prodigious shooter and, as the war dragged on, did record many of its mud-and-blood-soaked horrors.
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A year after NPR photographer David Gilkey and journalist Zabihullah Tamanna were killed in Afghanistan, NPR is reporting that their deaths were the result of a targeted Taliban attack, not a random attack as Afghan officials originally claimed. The two journalists died June 5 while riding with a unit of the Afghan National Army in... More ›
French photojournalist Mathias Depardon has been released from prison in Turkey one month after his arrest, and is now on his way to Paris. The news was reported by Reporters without Borders, and confirmed in a statement from French president Emmanuel Macron. Depardon, a French citizen based in Istanbul, was on assignment for National Geographic... More ›
In preparation for PDN’s July issue on Ethics, we asked photojournalist Victor J. Blue to explain what he does and doesn’t do to gain access, how he avoids conflicts of interest, his thoughts on fairness vs. neutrality, and the “Define the Relationship” talk he has with his subjects. More ›