Saturday, February 05, 2011

When The Middle Ground Is Perilous

I've been in a few hot spots as a reporter and photographer over the years, but beyond being shot at a few times (but never hit), the worst was having to contend with teargas canisters and panicky protesters while shooting a massive anti-nukes demonstration on the streets of Tokyo and getting my hand, one of my Nikormat FTs and a 28 millimeter lens crushed. (Yes, I date myself since Nikon stopped making the Nikormat in 1978.)

And so I have boundless respect for what journalists, and photojournalists and camera crew in particularly, are doing on the streets of Cairo.

Photograph by Miguel Medina/AFP-Getty Images

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