Photographer’s Journal

Photo by Max Becherer/New York Times

Today the New York Times’ Baghdad Bureau introduced the Photographer’s Journal, a regular feature that aims to give some insight into shooting in Iraq, from the photojournalist’s perspective. The first one is “The Gap: Haifa Street 2004 and 2008” by Max Becherer, who describes the circumstances behind two Haifa Street photos four years apart. One is chaos; one is calm. Becherer explains what the photographer’s prized “gap” is:

The gap is the moment of time after something catastrophic happens but before everyone reacts to it. It is a solid gold moment for any photographer, be it in a war zone or in New York City, with a news photographer trying to beat the police cordon.

Article via New York Times.

To see more of Max Becherer’s work, go here.

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