Diaz relates that, “There’s always the debate about when to take a picture and when not to. For me it’s always been clear. If I can help, I would do it. I knew I had to be a humanitarian before I was a photojournalist.”
Santa Rosa, Calif. (PRWEB) March 08, 2014
Think Tank Photo’s newest About A Photograph video features not only the story behind photojournalist Al Diaz’s gripping photo of a woman breathing life into an infant who had stopped breathing, but the thin line that separates a photojournalist becoming involved in the story or remaining objective and removed. The video can be found at http://blog.thinktankphoto.com/about-a-photograph/.
In the video, Diaz relates that, “There’s always the debate about when to take a picture and when not to. For me it’s always been clear. If I can help, I would do it. I knew I had to be a humanitarian before I was a photojournalist.”
Miami photojournalist Diaz is a member of The Miami Herald news team that won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for the newspaper's coverage of Hurricane Andrew and the McClatchy President's Award for Journalism Excellence for coverage of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. In 2010 he was awarded a Green Eye Shade Award for sports and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for portraits of disadvantaged families during the holidays in 2003. Over the years, Diaz has received numerous honors from various journalism organizations.
Think Tank Photo’s “About a Photograph™ video series features some of the world’s leading photographers recounting the stories behind their images that captured global attention. Each short video focuses on the forces that led up to that perfect moment in time when subject, story, setting, equipment, and photographer converged.
“About A Photograph” is produced by Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice, Think Tank Photo’s co-founders and award-winning photojournalists. The video series will feature current as well as classic and historic photographs that span a range of styles, including documentary/photojournalistic, fine art, nature/environment, sports, and politics.
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