Friday, September 09, 2005
marco vaglieri, Fuori c’e' un mondo meraviglioso [Outside there is a wonderful world], 1995
Plexiglass, legno, proiezione [Plexiglass, wood, projection] cm 63 x 93 x 260
Una posa in galleria, Galleria Mariann Mayer, Milano
Photojournalists Covering Katrina Fall Victim To Growing Violence, Chaos
AUSTIN, TX (September 1, 2005) – As photojournalists continue to document the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina’s violent assault on the Gulf Coast, today they also found themselves documenting new violence and death among the survivors, the refugees, and the looters and police and rescuers in New Orleans, while some photojournalists even fell victim to the violence themselves. And a reporter for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans is still missing and has not been heard from since last weekend when he was sent to Mississippi cover the storm. (He's since been found.)
Two veteran photojournalists - NPPA member Rick Wilking of Reuters and Getty's Mark Wilson - were robbed of cameras and computer equipment today while on assignment in a neighborhood in New Orleans, and a photojournalist and a reporter were confronted at gunpoint and slammed against a wall by police following a shoot-out between looters and cops that left at least one person dead.
Another photojournalist - Lucas Oleniuk of the Toronto Star - was knocked to the ground by police, his gear taken from him initially, when he photographed them shooting at looters and then beating one. In response to the growing violence and an increasing sense of despair among the stranded survivors, some television networks have hired armed private security firms to protect their journalists as they work to cover the story.
tarted by ---gallizio
in the ever looting-shooting era