Following the end of combat operations in Afghanistan and the closure of the last UK base at Camp Bastion, the remaining British troops in southern Afghanistan have been leaving the country through the once bustling Kandahar airfield. Matt Cardy became the last journalist to be embedded with British forces at the base.You can read more about Matt’s experiences here
On November 8th, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. It has been described as one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land. Photographer Chris McGrath returned to Tacloban earlier this month for the anniversary and produced some powerful ‘Then and Now’ comparisons.
Repost from @cmcgrath_photo A photograph of a Typhoon Yolanda victim is seen lit by a candle in front of rows of crosses marking some 3000 graves at a newly constructed mass grave site at the Holy Cross Cemetary, Tacloban. #typhoon #yolanda #haiyan #superstorm #anniversary #news #philippines #photojournalism #gettyimagesnews #dailylife
Carl was covering the Free Education protests which took place in London when he took this shot of a protester attempting to smash a Starbucks window. Many asked why the customers behind the window did not seem to react.Phil Coomes, Picture Editor at the BBC wrote this interesting article about the power of the still image.
Chris Jackson travelled to Columbia and Mexico to cover the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on their four day royal tour. This shot was captured during their visit to Real del Monte on the ‘Day of the Dead.’
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Spencer has been in Jerusalem with a focus on covering ‘Tensions And Rituals In A Divided City’. Nine Israelis have been killed in a series of stabbings, shootings and hit-and-run attacks in Jerusalem over the past month, unsettling the ancient city of Jerusalem where Jews, Christians and Muslims have lived side by side for thousands of years. The tension and violence on the streets of the city is threatening to further isolate communities and to encourage extremist politicians to exploit the situation.
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You can see Spencer’s feature here.
Photographers Scott Olson, Justin Sullivan and Aaron P. Bernstein were back in Ferguson as the protesting turned into rioting following the grand jury announcement to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9th. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting.
The Annual G20 summit was held in Brisbane. Photographer Chris Hyde captured this moment between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott greeting Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during the official welcome at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibitions Centre.See more coverage of this event here
Chris spent some time photographing Auschwitz Birkenau in preparation for the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the largest and most notorious Nazi concentration camp. The Holocaust Memorial Day is on 27th January, 2015. He shot this haunting image on Remembrance Day.
Daniel talks about his experiences of covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia in this powerful interview with ABCNews24
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