Sunday, November 8, 2009

shooting pictures not people

It's Rememberance Sunday here in the UK, and Armistice Day is coming up on 11/11, when everybody takes a moment to remember all those soldiers who've died in conflicts since WWI. At the same time, it's worth sparing a thought for those who were in the thick of it shooting photographs not people and risking their lives to show the rest of the world the brutal realities of war. Photographers like Robert Capa (who landed with troops on D-Day, above) and Henri Cartier-Bresson who went on to found the Magnum Agency, through to those war photographers sending back images from Iraq and Afghanistan today in the hope that we'll be so shocked and appalled by what we see that we won't let it happen again. Here's hoping, and respecting.

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