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How do photographers for Newsweek/other news magazines get those pictures of soldiers in Iran/Iraq, etc?

Asked by troubleinharlem (7981points) October 14th, 2010

Some of those pictures in Newsweek, Time, etc are really gorgeous shots, but how do the photographers get them? I mean, they have great shots of the soldiers, but do they just go and ask “Hey, can I take some pictures of you for an American magazine?”

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TexasDude's avatar

They are usually embedded within a squad just to take pictures. Soldiers usually don’t mind.

bob_'s avatar

They are actually there with them, as @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard said. It’s a very dangerous job.

TexasDude's avatar

Here is an article that you might find informative, troubleinharlem.

bob_'s avatar

And here are some additional sources. While they’re aboout the Vietnam War and deal about the media in general and not only photojournalism, it gives a good idea of its significance.

NRO's avatar

They are war correspondents. Just as Hemingway was.
And they are as at risk as the troops they travel with.
List of journalist deaths in wars since WWI
Death of embedded Sunday Mirror [UK] journalist in action, Afghanistan

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