Photojournalists Discuss the Challenges of Disaster Photography
Photographic a disaster - natural or man-made - can be an overwhelming process. Getting a good shot is only a part of the battle, according to a pair of photojournalists interviewed on NPR's Tell Me More.
In a six and a half minute interview, producer and photojournalist Keith Jenkins and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Jackson talk about some of the challenges that came with photographing the effects of the oil spill. Part of the challenge, they say, is putting the spill into context alongside hurricane Katrina.
Jackson also goes into detail about the emotional toll that immersing yourself into such a tragedy can take, and how that can affect your photography.
It's a great look into some of the challenges of professional photography and you can listen in for free at NPR.