November 5, 2011
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If you are enjoying these images from the various sources of photo-journalism you would like the series in the Guardian called ‘From the Agencies’ here is a link to the page that has a number of galleries from around the world.
“Showcasing some of the world’s best photojournalists.
The Guardian receives many thousands of pictures every day, some days more than 20,000. Of these, many are publicity hand-outs, soft paparazzi images and material for the sports pages.
However, among all these photographs there are some real gems. The agencies that the Guardian subscribes to – AP, Reuters and Getty Images, among others – have some truly great photojournalists on their staff and under contract, although they probably would be too modest to describe themselves as such. We would like to recognise some of these unsung heroes by presenting their work in galleries, rather than publish them in the usual, one-off, spot news format”
Here are some from the featured photographers
Engi, five, Ziona’s youngest, poses with other children from the family Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Locals mingle at a market in Thimphu, Bhutan, on the eve of the royal wedding between King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters on the runway of the airport in Sirte, Libya. The city is of vital strategic importance and has now been surrendered by pro-Gaddafi forces, says the NTC Photograph: Manu Brabo/AP
September 19, 2011
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This is revealing and oddly addictive, some of the images are a bit expected but the majority have the ability to surprise. Pictures from the insides of deposed dictators palaces after the dictators have been ousted. You will not learn a lot about photography here but you will learn something.…more
A US Army soldier from the 1-22 Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division (Task Force Ironhorse) shoots the ball during a basketball game inside one of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s former palaces along the banks of the Tigris river in Tikrit, 180km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, 23 November 2003. With their marble interiors, domed roofs and intricate arabesque stucco, the headquarters of the 4th ID look more like a vision from a Middle Eastern fairy tale than a military camp. The resort-like series of palaces now called Forward Base Ironhorse used to be a favorite resting place of Saddam before US-led coalition forces ousted him in April. AFP PHOTO/Mauricio LIMA (Photo credit should read MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images) #
US Army Sergeant Craig Zentkovich from Connecticut belonging to the 1st Brigade Combat Team photographs a pink bedroom at Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace 13 April 2003. The palace is located in a vast military compound near the airport southwest of the capital. AFP PHOTO/Romeo GACAD (Photo credit should read ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images) #
U.S. Army soldiers Spc. Daniel Andrews of Lynchburg, Va., left, and Pvt. Robert Knott of Fort Hood, Tex., both from Alfa Company-588 swim in an indoor pool at one of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s palaces, now a U.S. Army base, in Tikrit, Iraq, Monday Sept. 1, 2003. U.S. soldiers stationed here in this riverside palace complex that once belonged to Saddam Hussein face constant danger from Iraqi insurgents whenever they leave the base. But once inside, they are getting to kick back inincreasing style. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer) #