Photographers in Haiti Struggle
As most of you know, the earthquake that struck Haiti (7.3 on the Richter scale) has had a huge effect on everyone caught in this disaster. The aftermath isn’t pretty. Even the photojournalists covering the story are struggling with several challenges such as food and water supply. There is an article on PDN discussing the shortages of fuel, water and food photographers in Haiti are facing. It is such a horrible fate many families have suffered.
“Great photographers from all over the world are here and most of them arrived within 24 hours, with folks still trickling in,” says says Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell, who won a Pulitzer last year for his coverage of Hurricane Ike in 2008 that devastated Haiti. “None of the news agencies seem to be guarding their wallets on this situation, which I believe is so important, no amount of coverage could be enough.”
The full article can be found here.