While this blog is primarily designed to feature issues involving fine art photography, I felt that it was important to share this article that appeared in the L. A. Times on-line today 4/23/2011. The life of the war photographer has been somewhat glamorized by stories of photographers such as Robert Capa, George Rogers and W. Eugene Smith's globe trotting romanticized adventures. The reality is that photojournalist are putting their lives on the line everyday to show us the story, and some end up making the ultimate sacrifice. This is not "El Salvador" starring James Woods, this is real life--or death.
On the Media: War photographers change their focus