Reuters’ photographer scores front page success – VIA 1854

Reuters’ photographer scores front page success

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Image © Goran Tomasevic / Reuters.

Posted by Olivier Laurent on 23 Mar 2011

Reuters’ Goran Tomasevic was just south of Banghazi, Libya, when he caught the explosion of a smoldering convoy of troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. The next day, his images made the front pages of hundreds of newspapers.

“Goran, as ever, was up at first light and on the road heading south from Benghazi after the first night of western bombing,” says Reuters’ chief photographer Steve Crisp. “The Reuters multimedia team came upon a convoy of troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who had been attacked. Goran carefully took up a position near the smoldering vehicles when munitions exploded and so was able to capture a wide selection of dramatic and iconic pictures.This coverage was the climax to Goran’s outstanding front line reporting from the rebel advance, retreat and western intervention.”

Crisp adds: “His images scored an amazing number of online and newspaper front pages worldwide, with this defining moment published as widely as another historic Reuters war picture, a 2003 photograph of a U.S. soldier standing beside the toppled statue of Saddam Hussein – a picture also shot by Goran Tomasevic.”

Here are some of these front pages:

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Read more: http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/blog-post/2036325/reuters-photographer-scores-page-success#ixzz1HTETbPWj
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