conflict photography

World Press Photo picks humanity’s worst … again

  Another year, another World Press Photo winner, and given so many called 2016 one of the worst years they’ve experienced, it was with some trepidation that I sunk myself into analysing this year’s entries. The winner was somewhat predictable — Burhan Ozbilici’s shot of a defiant assassin, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, in the moments after he murdered […]

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Aleppo in Syria.

War-torn Syrian town makes virtual reality film-making history

This week, several channel owners have been taking advantage of YouTube’s new ability to host 360-degree video footage. FC Barcelona launched one recently, and now charitable news organisation RYOT has done something a little more haunting, and also history-making. This footage of Aleppo, in Syria, gives you a sense of just how damaging the war there […]

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Jerome Sessini - MH17

The importance of photojournalists

With both flights MH17 and MH370 back in the news this week for different reasons, it’s good to reflect on some of the incredible photojournalism that occurred during that time. French photographer Jérôme Sessini, who is an associate of Magnum Photos, documented some incredible images from the crash site of MH17 in Ukraine, scouring the […]

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Dick Cheney, 9/11, US National Archive

Inside the 9/11 war room

This week, a collection of never-before-seen images of the United States Presidential Emergency room emerged, all shot on that most fateful of dates: 11 September 2001. The photographs, which are not credited to a single photographer, were released in response to a Freedom Of Information Act request received by the National Archives, and chiefly feature […]

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