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Dith Pran

Dith Pran, with whom I worked at The New York Times, died on Sunday of pancreatic cancer. Although he was most famous for being the subject of the movie "The Killing Fields, I knew Pran as a very calm fatherly presence at The Times, a man who went about his work with an unflinching focus and care - and whom often chided me for eating more than one meal a day. Tom Huang has written a short remembrance to Pran here. The New York Times extensive obituary can be found here. They also have a multi-media presentation of his photographs, to which I've linked below.

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Bearing Witness

I wanted to alert everyone to this extraordinary package on Iraq produced by Reuters. Click on the photograph or click here to enter.  Bearingwitness

Marcus Bleasdale: Rape of a Nation

Rape of a Nation by Marcus BleasdaleThe Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the deadliest war in the world today. An estimated 5.4 million people have died since 1998. These deaths are byproducts of a collapsed healthcare system and a devastated economy. See the project at http://mediastorm.org/0022.htm

Poll

Which Photo Agency Is Hardest To Deal With? (Please use the comment section to address some of the issues you see.)
Getty
29%
Corbis
7%
Sipa
5%
Blackstar
4%
WireImage
6%
Panos
1%
Agency VU
2%
Lookat Photos
4%
VII
6%
Magnum
11%
Aurora
1%
Gamma
5%
WPN
5%
Zuma Press
8%
Polaris
5%
Total votes: 690
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