The Digital Journalist
David and Goliath Off Antarctica
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel Farley Mowat was sailing through the Southern Ocean on a quiet morning when we got the call from the bridge saying that the Nisshin Maru was on the radar and roughly two hours away.
by Paul Taggart
One Night, One Photo
It was supposed to be a relaxing Friday evening in San Francisco.
by Mark Allen Johnson
Mara Salvatrucha
Flaco didn't look like a killer.
by Luis Sinco
The Red Carpet
While I always did well covering daily news in New York City, it didn't take me long to figure out that I could pay my bills much easier shooting entertainment.
by Nancy Kaszerman


"Dispatches" this month covers a variety of subjects. Photographers write of their experiences working the red carpet on Broadway, following up a story on meth addicts, tracking a Japanese whaling boat and going into a notorious Salvadoran prison.

The race against and endurance of time plays a significant part in each dispatch. (Photographer Jim Balog once said that endurance is an unspoken aspect of the craft.) Besides time, all of the photojournalists compete with their ideal self, often putting themselves in harm's way to get the story.

After preparing for the assignment, they wait. They must be ready at a moment's notice or miss the chance to achieve the goal.

These are all the typical circumstances of photojournalism and they are well captured in the following dispatches.

Marianne Fulton
Dispatches Editor

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