Photographers' Blog

Pictures from a mile deep: Ground Zero of the BP oil leak

September 20, 2010

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010.  REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

Illustrating a news story with photographs can be much more challenging than simply deploying a talented photographer on site. Sometimes initially identifying where and how the best pictures will be made is a daunting task, let alone getting a photographer there, especially when the subject is spread over thousands of square miles of sea and ground zero is miles offshore and a mile below the surface. No news event in recent memory has been more challenging to cover than the Gulf Coast oil spill due to the nature and dynamics of the story.

Stills on the Hill

By Reuters Staff
July 1, 2010

Photographers Larry Downing and Kevin Lamarque discuss what it takes to get the shots on Capitol Hill.

Oil from all angles

By Reuters Staff
June 1, 2010

From the moment the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico made headlines, Reuters has provided extensive coverage. Below are accounts from six of our photographers who have been sent at various times to document the story.