Posts Tagged 'photojournalist'

Brent Stirton

Bio
Brent is based out of New York. He is a senior staff photographer for the Assignment Division for Getty Images. He specializes in documentary work and is known for his alternative approaches to photojournalism and his prolific work rate. He travels an average of 9 months of the year on assignment in his work for Getty Images, working exclusively on commissioned assignment.

Brent holds a degree in Journalism from his native South Africa and photographs to visually interpret a story, often working in tandem with journalists from the world’s leading publications. He works on a regular basis for the Global Business Coalition against Aids and The Global Fund against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He also works in the field for sustainability for WWF, The World Wide Fund for Nature, shooting global campaigns on the relationship between people and their environments. He recently also began working for the Ford Foundation and the Clinton Foundation. In the last 2 years he works regularly with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and Anderson Cooper, compiling stills documentaries on topical news events which are then voiced over and aired.

Thoughts
Another photojournalist thats not afraid to be on the front lines. His use of wide angle lenses is a nice touch to his work. Also liked his perspective on things, for example contrary to a lot of photojournalists he doesn’t focus on the face of the subjct to try to convey the story. Instead most of his photos consists of a wide view and a moderate amount of background. I think this method works becuase the backdrop/environment adds to the story.

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