The Digital Journalist
London's Darkest Day
I was looking forward to today.
by Edmond Terakopian
The London Bombings
It all started off as a normal day!
by Jane Mingay
The Gush
Night falls; soldiers are shadows and the Palestinians standing at the checkpoint are only moving shapes.
by Benedicte Kurzen
Neve Dekalim, Gaza Strip, 29 July 2005
It was a 13-year-old settler boy from a ramshackle collection of trailer homes along the sea that may have saved me.
by David Furst
Trying to Find My Photograph
Soon after realizing that photojournalism was my calling, I came to understand that if I was going to enjoy a family life and survive in our creative yet incredibly competitive profession, I would have to find a niche.
by Jim Gehrz


This month we present five dispatches: two from London, two from Jewish settlements in Gaza and one from Minneapolis.

The July suicide bombings in London shook the western world. The underground explosions challenged photographers to find the story beyond the site. In these dispatches we read of the photographers' reactions, photographs, and especially, their involvement in the process of photojournalism.

The process shows once again that photojournalism is a group effort. The manager, editor, photographer and others must come together so that the news image is distributed to the widest public.

Haunting photographs from Gaza capture the mood and preparation for settlement evacuations. More will be forthcoming in the September issue.

Love and appreciation of the quotidian are pictured in rodeo images from Minnesota. The photographer, the NPPA Photographer of the Year, shares his approach to hometown work.

Marianne Fulton
Dispatches Editor

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