Photographers' Blog

Hong Kong’s National Day ferry disaster

October 5, 2012

By Tyrone Siu

When the National Day fireworks ended in enthusiastic applause, most photographers – especially those who were functioning on an empty stomach like me – thought we could finally call it a night. After all, we had witnessed all the hustle and bustle since early in the day at the flag-raising ceremony. It was, we thought, perhaps enough sensation for a single day.

Costa Concordia: An incredible tragedy

January 26, 2012

By Max Rossi

4 o’clock on a Saturday morning, a confused call told me a cruise ship had run aground near the island of Giglio in the beautiful Italian region of Tuscany. My first reaction was “I can’t go!”, Pope Benedict was waiting for me to take pictures of him shaking hands with the new Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti in his private library at the Vatican. No way could I leave that event uncovered but the bad thing was that I was the only staff photographer in Rome – just 150 km (90 miles) from the ship.

from Russell Boyce:

A Shanghai sinking – an aerial perspective

February 3, 2010

Checking through the file this picture by Reuters Shanghai based photographer Aly Song really caught my eye and I needed to think why.

from Our Take on Your Take:

Capturing the crash aftermath

December 9, 2008

Two hours after the news broke about a military jet crashing into San Diego homes, I received an email to You Witness from Ron Belanger with a link to dramatic photos of the incident. Here is Ron's account of events.