Fire and ice

January 23, 2009

When Ingolfur Juliusson’s first pictures of the riots in Iceland came in to Your View we had no pictures by Reuters photographers or stringers on our professional picture wire. Seeing this and the quality of the images, I sent them along to our chief photographer of the region. In cases where we use citizen journalists pictures on our professional wire it is usually the chief photographer who negotiates usage and payment for the photographer. As our chief photographer was out of the office and knowing that Europe was on deadline for these pictures, I contacted Ingolfur directly and negotiated a payment for 5 pictures.

The selection was quickly moved on the wire and it wasn’t long before we saw some online play.

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A number of Your View contributors have had their pictures moved on the Reuters Pictures wire.

Click here to view a slideshow and click here to view this week’s showcase.


Congratulations for an excellent series of photographs and for having them picked up by Reuters News Wire service. It’s always great to see Your View contributors make it onto the wire. Keep up the great photography too. Look forward to seeing more of your photos. And a special thanks to a wonderful and outstanding Reuters photo editor, Corinne Perkins, who moderates this forum and assembles our contributions to produce a wonderful weekly kaleidoscope of images from outstanding photographers around the world. You, everyone associated with Your View, and Reuters do a fantastic job by giving aspiring photographers and photojournalists the opportunity to have their work and talents showcased on your website. You also do a fantastic job getting Your View contributors’ submissions moving on the wire, which certainly isn’t easy. Thanks everyone, for your continuing dedication, everything you do for all of us to feature our work and for keeping this inspirational forum going each week. Keep up the great work Reuters!

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