Since the times of Robert Capa information exchange rate increased at times, and military conflicts themselves completely transformed. But the essence of war photography remains: you have to go as close as possible, and to stay alive, you have to make a tragedy say satiate her emotion and artistic value, you have to empathize, while remaining objective.
“The most horrible emotionally situation for any photographer – this is when it comes to eye contact with those whom he takes, and realizes that in fact is nothing can help him.”
Javier Manzano moved with his family from Mexico to the United States in 18 years, so it is not surprising that special place in his reports take drug war themes and events near the Mexican-American border. In 2011 he got his first World Press Photo prize for a photo of Mexican Ciudad Juarez – one of the most criminogenic cities in the world, and a year later went to shoot the war in Syria. The result of this trip are two major photostories marked the Pulitzer Prize.
“War is worse drugs. At some point it turns into a terrifying journey into a nightmare, but then as soon as the danger subsides, there is an overwhelming desire to go back and get more. “
Remy Oshlik a childhood dream to become a war photographer, and in 20 years he managed to fulfill his dream. In 2004 he went to shoot the political crisis in Haiti, and came back and got him Francois Chalet prize. Oshlik continued to shoot in extreme conditions: a demonstration in his native France, Haiti, enveloped by a cholera epidemic, Arab conflict. He knew the great Robert Capa’s maxim that in close proximity to the subject lies a good shot. However, the habit of being in the center of events played a trick on him, and 22 February of 2012 during the bombing of Homs Oshlik died.
“I’m half deaf. I have nerve damage and constant ringing in my ears, and it happens that I do not hear anything. I guess I’m deaf because not insert plugs in his ears. All because I wanted to hear. “
James Nachtwey – one of the most celebrated photographers of our time. He started his career back in 1976 and since then has been in hot spots around the world, five times received the Robert Capa Gold Medal, has twice been marked World Press Photo, consisted in the famous Bang Bang Club, and became the protagonist of the documentary War Photographer. In 2003, a middle-aged James Nachtwey was injured during an attack on a military convoy in Baghdad, but was able to recover fairly quickly. Nachtwey – generally an amazing example of a successful career war photographer, he is famous for his pictures in demand, he 65 years old, and he’s still alive.
“The work of photojournalist today has changed dramatically. Now he often takes not on the front line, and somewhere in the depths. “
Example photographer Denis Sinyakova revealing: Danger lurked him during the filming of military conflicts, but caught up in the peace Pechora Sea. September 19, 2013 he was arrested together with a team of vessel Arctic Sunrise per share from Prirazlomnaja platform. Although Sinjakov performed their duties only photographer, he got charged with piracy (now it will qualify as hooliganism) and two months in jail.
On a personal website, you can find a photographer reports from the Georgian-Russian and Lebanese-Israeli conflict, the shooting team activities medical evacuation (Medevac) in Afghanistan and more.
In addition, Denis Sinjakov known that filmed concert punk band Pussy Riot, training and action itself “stolen for Putin” group Femen, as well as the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. However Sinyakova portfolio includes not only political issues: he filmed the life of the Nenets, forest fires, villagers ghost Muslimova and more. Recently photographer paid much attention to his project Changing Face of Russia, which touched on such a complex topic as the migration to Russian citizens from the former Soviet Union.
“To become a photojournalist, enough of any equipment capable of making a photo, including cell phones with camera, disposable cameras or just a low-budget. I started my career with the usual 6-megapixel camera, and you can still see these pictures in my portfolio. “
American photographer Zorian Miller has a special interest in the photographs of military clashes. At one time he worked in the “Red Cross” and participated in volunteer programs to assist third world countries. Today he tries to give special attention to the various funds and humanitarian organizations. Specific beauty and expressiveness of some frames can compete even with the legendary landing in Normandy to Robert Capa.
“I went to Slovenia, the first republic, which embarked on a department, after having read a small article in the newspaper about the national movement and a possible war. In the end, I spent about five years between 1991 and 2001, documenting how the country was dissolved in various wars. “
War correspondent hailing from the USA started to shoot the armed clashes in the late 1980s, but his finest hour came in the Yugoslav wars. In his reports depicted dramatic episodes of the battle for Vukovar and the siege of Sarajevo, as well as activities of the famous Serbian formation of “Arkan’s Tigers”. It is removing the “Tigers”, Haviv made famous image in the Bosnian town of Bijeljina. This has become one of the symbols of the Yugoslav war in general and war crimes in particular. Her soldiers of “Arkan Tigers” beat his foot on the body of a civilian who had just killed his comrades.
His photographic work Haviv continued and after Yugoslavia. On account of his drug war in Mexico photos, civil war in Sri Lanka, photo essay on the implications of the Russian-Georgian conflict and war criminal gangs in Los Angeles.
“Often we hide behind the cameras to feel nothing. Then we think it works, and it is not, it moves, and it is not, it can attract attention. We seem to turn into stone. And when you come home or get to the hotel and start to edit your pictures, you start to feel all the things that happened during the day. “
Manu Brabo Hispanic successfully completed training in the art of photography Oviedo and Madrid, and then found himself in the glorious work of war correspondent and became part of the agency Associated Press.
This year, he won a Pulitzer Prize for a photo from the besieged Aleppo where caught incredible strength tragic frame, on which the father holding his dying son. Particular attention should be paid to it reports from Libya that were given Brabo with great difficulty, as in April 2011, the Libyan Army awarded Photographer custody, detained for more than a month.
“Every conflict leaves indelible marks, scars that you carry in yourself. What remains – the grief and pain of mothers who have lost children during the bombing, tears of happiness of the people, which was freed from dictatorship, thousands of civilians who leave their homes in search of a safe place, the people you meet along the way, which talking and delish piece of my life … “
Bucciarelli began his career as a photojournalist just four years ago, but today it is marked by two major PHOTOCONCURS (second prize World Press Photo 2013, third place Sony World Photo Award in 2013), as well as publications in the world-famous (The Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and La Repubblica).
Italian an engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Turin, he worked in the specialty for about a year, and then went and radically changed their occupation. In 2009, he went to the shooting in Turkey and Iran, but became famous only after returning home. April 6, 2009 the first to develop a strong earthquake that virtually wiped out the city L’Aquila, the capital of the Abruzzo region. After pictures consequences of this terrible tragedy of Bucciarelli and learned in the world of photography.
Later, with the beginning of Jasmine Revolution and the war in Libya, he was able to prove themselves in war photography. Today Bucciarelli – acknowledged master of his craft, the author of the book “The smell of war” and journalist whose articles are published successfully in major Italian publications. On his website you can find pictures of Libya military, modern Syria, reports of clashes in Mali and a series of images dedicated to the little-known conflict between the Karen National District and Burma.
“We came to Libya, in Tripoli, around the chaos, danger, we knew no one, and we needed a translator. In the lobby, we met quite a few local, one of them was the engineer. It was a nice man, quiet, with kind eyes, he was about 60, it was not a young man on the prowl. As a result, we asked him if he could help us, and he agreed, but said that he could work only half a day since his son was killed yesterday. “
Few can remain unmoved at the sight pictures Gaza Burial, depicting the grieving relatives and children killed in the bombing of the Gaza Strip. This image is so powerful and emotionally filled that after his victory in the World Press Photo 2013 found an expert who said that this is not just a picture, and a clever collage. However, the jury and experts the world’s biggest photography competitions, analyzing the picture came to the conclusion that this is still not a collage and notorious Photoshop.
Hansen – a photographer with a large enough experience, one of the few war correspondents who prefer work in the state (Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter), rather than freelance. The interests of the photographer extend far beyond Sweden calm, so on his personal website, you can see the video of modern Afghanistan, the problem of the Congo, Kenya, occupied Iraq and Bahrain protest.
“Instead of thinking:” Again, he shows us the cruelty, “I hope people will start to think:” What can I do to change it? ‘”
Astreda Walter was born in Buenos Aires and began his career in the local newspaper La Nacion, and finally formed as a photographer after a long trip to South America. He now lives in Barcelona, has been a major photo project dedicated to the mistreatment of women, and teaches photography.
Login to the site should be at least for two of his photo stories: Bloodbathon Madagascar and Kenya Post Election Violence. It is a terrible sight to the audience with strong nerves, the quintessence of the war, drawing realistic conflicts in the black continent.