Some photographers will do anything to get a good shot: running inside a war, get in a shark’s face, take organ-squashing G-forces, dangle from a cliff or wade through floodwaters…
Working as a photographer is not as easy and fun as some would think it is. The photojournalist Lynsey Addario quotes the blunt advice of another photographer:
“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
Addario works amid the anarchy of war zones and recently toppled governments, so getting close to her subjects is sometimes a risky proposition. She was in Libya after Qaddafi announced that any journalists his forces captured would be killed or detained. She was in Afghanistan when photography of any living being was illegal.
Lynsey Addario is just one of the many photographers that would risk their lifes for a good shot. Have a good look at the below images and discover some of the risky moments of a photographer.