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Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

I didn't know Chris Hondros. I took his brilliant photographs for granted, the way that most of us take photojournalism for granted. Of all people, I should have...

Indelible Images.

If eyes are the windows of the soul, then photojournalism is the window on the most momentous events of our time. Great pictures are a way of arresting...

Richard Stengel: A Window on Momentous Events

If eyes are the windows of the soul, then photojournalism is the window on the most momentous events of our time. Great pictures are a way of arresting...

Gianni Giansanti

The man who snapped many of the most memorable pictures of the first non-Italian Pope in centuries--Gianni Giansanti, who died on March 18 at 52--broke big into...

Eulogy: CARL MYDANS

It was only fitting that the magazine at which CARL MYDANS made his mark as a photographer was LIFE because life was what he brought to documentary photography...

Icons: The Greatest Images of Photojournalism

Think of time as a small stream scattered with flowers and flowing relentlessly past. Pick up a petal. Examine it, savor it, press it away between the pages of...

From The Publisher: Oct 25 1989

You have seen them on the margins of history: cameras slung over their shoulders, vests bulging with film canisters, heads bent forward as they focus in and fire...

New Challenges 1950-1980

By the dawn of the 1950s, the photojournalist was monarch of all he surveyed. No medium other than photojournalism challenged the status of the great picture...

Essay: Imprisoning Time in a Rectangle

Balzac had a "vague dread" of being photographed. Like some primitive peoples, he thought the camera steals something of the soul -- that, as he told a friend...

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