Sunday, January 29, 2012

Photographer Adam Ferguson - The shot that nearly killed me: War photographers – a special report - Attacked by a Haitian mob, kidnapped by Gaddafi's troops, shot in Afghanistan … Who'd be a war photographer?

I was one of the first on the scene. The Afghan security forces normally shut down a suicide bombing like this pretty quickly. I was able to get to the epicentre of the explosion. It was carnage, there were bodies, flames were coming out of the buildings. I remember feeling very scared because there was still popping and hissing and small explosions, and the building was collapsing. It was still very fresh and there was a risk of another bomb. It was one of those situations where you have to put fear aside and focus on the job at hand: to watch the situation and document it. .... > > > read more > > >

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