Photographers' Blog

Crashed ice: A woman’s sport

February 11, 2009

At the beginning of January, staff at Reuters and I had a discussion about creating a multimedia piece on the Red Bull Crashed Ice race, an event where competitors have to skate down an urban ice course in the middle of Old Quebec. After some discussion, the idea of doing a multimedia piece on the introduction of the woman’s category at the event was suggested, which I thought was a great idea.

Camera in the crowd

January 27, 2009

It was an early wake up call for Barack Obama’s inauguration day, and I was assigned to photograph the enormous crowds on the National Mall in Washington. I left the office with New York City based photographer Shannon Stapleton, only to find out the crowds of people would prevent us from entering the National Mall. Even without media accreditation the amount of people trying to gain access to the National Mall became a giant obstacle.

Finbarr from the field

January 8, 2009

On Jan. 14 Reuters hosted a live video Q&A with our renowned photographer Finbarr O’Reilly about his experiences in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Finbarr addressed what drew him to Africa and the most difficult aspects of being a photographer in a war zone.

Rhode Island worse-off than most

December 11, 2008

The city of Pawtucket in Rhode Island offers a vivid glimpse into the depth of America’s worsening recession — and a warning of the dangers of rising unemployment.

Tibetan prayers: Audio slideshow

October 22, 2008

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A five day prayer meeting is temporarily held at a monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province. Monks blessed sweets, fruit and biscuits then distributed to the worshipers, who scrambled to get them.

Maasai fertility blessing: Audio slideshow

October 15, 2008

Click on the play button above to view an audio slideshow on the Loita Maasai in Kenya blessing women from their village to ensure they have children in a rare fertility ceremony.

Main street and Wall street: Audio slideshow

October 10, 2008

Ken Shrum is the owner of the Windom Grain and Feed store near the intersection of Main street and Wall street in Windom Texas. Shrum has to drive 30 miles to pick up his own feed in order to keep his costs down.

The stars of Venice – Audio slideshow

September 12, 2008

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View an audio slideshow from the Venice Film Festival here.