Friday, April 4, 2014
Another photojournalist gone
We woke up this morning to an email on Gerry's iphone that his colleague, AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus had been killed in Afghanistan. Gerry worked with her at the Vancouver Olympics and was quite honored to be included in that staff of really amazing and award winning photojournalists. I'm sure if you listen to NPR you have heard the news today about her and reporter Kathy Gannon. Our prayers are with all their families today...........
This is the fifth photographer that Gerry has worked with in the past ten years that has died recently, only one of them dying in retirement and enjoying a good life after the news business. The others died while doing what they loved best, shooting great photographs. It is a hard business to stay alive in!
It was with great sadness that I read this story about Anja from the Washington Post, well worth a visit to see her amazing photography. This was a horrible and senseless killing. Why have so many lost all sense of respect for human life?