I have an immense level of respect for photojournalists, particularly those who put themselves in harm’s way to get That One Shot. With the demand for immediate coverage of events on the world stage constantly on the rise, an increasing number of these artists and technicians put themselves at risk, sometimes even giving their lives, to bring us the incredible images that fill countless newspapers, magazines, blogs and apps. While occasionally their photographs are hopeful and capture us at our best, far too often they find us at our worst, mired in conflict and violence. Photojournalism, perhaps more than any other genre of photography, is a testament to the power of a single image, even without caption or back story.
[via American Photo]