Index World Press Photo
January 2006 | Edition Three     


Starting out as a professional photojournalist is a daunting business. There is so much to learn.

Using this feature of Enter Ask The Expert might help you to avoid one or two mistakes.

Here we give aspiring photojournalists the opportunity to put a question to someone who is a leader in their field.

Mwita Makanga from Tanzania took the opportunity to quiz David Hurn, one of Magnum Photos' leading professionals.

And his question had David scratching his head a little are sad pictures more powerful than happy ones?

Nile Tuzun from California chose to pose the question that has been most asked of our experts so far just how do people setting out on their career stand out from the crowd?

Sinartus Sosrodjojo, General Manager of the JIWAFOTO agency, gives Nile some excellent advice on how to get noticed.

And another favorite inquiry concerns safety in the field. But Joseph Zablon from Tanzania puts a slightly different twist on the problem.

He wants to know how to look after a friend or colleague who is injured working alongside him in a dangerous situation.

Freelance photographer Juda Ngwenya from South Africa recalls when he had to try and rescue a fellow photojournalist who was shot as they worked together.

If you have a question for an expert in edition four - and a suggestion as to which expert might answer it - please email us by clicking here.





The emotional impact of a photograph on the person looking at it can vary from one individual to the next. Mwita Makang from Tanzania asks Magnum Photos' David Hurn about which images have the most impact.

Budding stars of photojournalism all have to start somewhere. But how to convince the rest of the world of your talent? Sinartus Sosrodjojo gives American Nile Tuzun a few tips.

Looking after yourself when working in dangerous conditions is difficult enough. But how do you care for a colleague who might be injured? Juda Ngwenya tells Joseph Zablon of Tanzania how he tried to cope.


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