“Those pictures caused a bit of a stir. We managed to raise over $50 million for gorilla conservation.
… We’d had successes in other conflicts in terms of influential images, but this is certainly the one that gained the most notoriety.”
Award-winning South African photojournalist Brent Stirton discusses his most memorable assignment — capturing the deaths of silverback gorillas in Virunga Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. Watch the video to learn how the power of photography can affect change in environmental issues.