Photographers' Blog

Amid fires the air is thick with prayers

August 12, 2010

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, wearing headphones, sits in the cockpit of a firefighting plane in Ryazan region August 10, 2010.   REUTERS/Ria Novosti/Pool/Alexei Nikolsky

The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin occupied the nation’s TV screens while reports of his bravado in fighting forest wildfires littered the media. The rest of the country were dead on their feet, choking with smoke as they fought the disaster.

Behind the scenes: Winter Olympics

By Peter Jones
March 5, 2010

The 2010 Olympics in Vancouver presented some rarely seen challenges for Reuters photographers on assignment at the winter games.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…?

December 30, 2009

Snow. Looks good on those Christmas cards, doesn’t it? Fun for small children. Even nice for penguins in the zoo. But photographers covering soccer? Brrrrrrrrrr. Not really.

St Patrick’s Hill

November 23, 2009

London-based Swiss photographer Stefan Wermuth recalls his battle against the Irish rain….and a hill:

Covering a dust storm: Top 10 tips

September 29, 2009

Last Wednesday Sydney experienced a dust storm, the likes of which have not been seen since before World War II.

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.

Snowed under

February 3, 2009

So what do you do when the TV and radio news are all telling you not to travel, and then you receive a group SMS from your company saying stay at home?

Riding with Obama

October 29, 2008

Reuters Washington staff photographer Jason Reed is traveling with the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama through election day.

Hurricane Gustav gets personal

September 5, 2008

August 29, 2008 was a strange day. As I covered commemorations for the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the tension in the air was palpable. Hurricane Gustav was coming and decisions had to be made. Do we stay or do we go? I was staying.