PHOTOJOURNALIST JEROME DELAY

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Jerome Delay: It has been so long I am not sure I remember how it all started!! I guess from a book my dad gave me as a teenager engaged in the local high school photo club, celebrating the 10 years of the Gamma agency. It looked like there were only 10 photographers working at Gamma.. I told my dad “I will be the 11th!” And Then I made a life in the wires!


PHOTOJOURNALIST JOHN MOORE

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John Moore: I was only 16 when I took a photojournalism class at my high school near Dallas, Texas. I had been a musician in the school concert band and had also played sports, but my talents were misplaced in both of those. In photography, however, an extraordinary teacher discovered my aptitude and guided my passion through positive reinforcement, and attention to detail. What drew me to photojournalism was the alignment of luck, passion and some level of talent. What has kept me in photojournalism is…


PHOTOJOURNALIST NADIA SHIRA COHEN

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Nadia Shira Cohen: When I was 15 I was diagnosed with cancer and at the same time given a Pentax K1000 by my dad (an avid photographer) for my birthday. I managed to stay in high school while I went through my chemo treatment and began a black and white photography course. I had a lot of time to kill in the hospital while on chemo so I began to photograph the other kids who were sick around me. At the time I wasn’t aware that…


PHOTOJOURNALIST RENA EFFENDI

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Rena Effendi: I was studying painting and was getting restless while struggling with a brush and a canvas inside a painter’s studio. Overtaken by curiosity I finally picked up a camera and walked outside in search of stories. I found it so exhilarating that I could not stop ever since.

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Rena Effendi: My camera of choice is still the one I used when I first began as a photographer, It’s an old Rolleiflex…


PHOTOJOURNALIST CHRISTOPHE PETIT-TESSON

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Christophe Petit-Tesson: I come from the world of the laboratory because for me photography was a teenager hobby but I did not imagine myself to make a profession of it. It came step by step after several years in the lab during which I did my technical apprenticeship and then I joined the “Centre Iris pour la Photographie” in Paris which had a more artistic vision of the profession. …


PHOTOJOURNALIST SEDAT SUNA

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Sedat Suna: Actually, I had no dream of being a photojournalist. My journey started in 2004 with NarPhotos, which Turkey’s first collective photography agency. In those years, I met the unique world of photojournalism. I had the opportunity to work for a global agency when EPA Turkey Cheif Kerim Okten, whom we passed away in 2014, invited me to the EPA. After Kerim and EPA touching my life, I decided to become a photojournalist. There is the touch of Kerim in every photograph of me. I…


PHOTOJOURNALIST STEFANIE GLINSKI

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Stefanie Glinski: I’ve always been a curious person, interested in hearing people’s stories and visiting places to learn about dynamics on the ground. I’ve always strived to see things for myself, to investigate and to then share my findings.

I started writing poetry and short stories when I was a teenager, and I was introduced to photography around the same age. My father is a keen photographer and he bought me my first camera and taught me how to use it. …


PHOTOJOURNALIST GILES CLARKE

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Giles Clarke: I was drawn to photojournalism primarily by my love of early black and white photography and the work of those who documented some of the major events and struggles of the 20th century. I built my first black and white darkroom when I lived in West Berlin in the 80’s after I saw an exhibition of Robert Capa’s ‘Effects of the War on Hiroshima’. I remember standing in the gallery looking at those jarring images by Capa and Eisenstadt. The burnt skin on young…


PHOTOJOURNALIST HEIDI LEVINE

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Heidi Levine: I feel in love with photography and wanting to help people when I was a kid. I grew up outside of Boston and The Boston Globe really had great photojournalists that impacted me. I studied a lot of psychology and knew I wanted to work with people. When I started to study journalism, I knew I could combine my passion to use photography as a universal language together with my addiction to try to make a difference.

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