In the picture: shooting Libya

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The deaths of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros in Libya in late
April were a grim reminder of the dangers that journalists face in
covering conflicts like the one that has been raging in Libya.
Getting the best images possible means that photographers and video
journalists in particular need to get hair-raisingly close to the
action often putting themselves in danger. Reuters photographer
Andrew Winning and video journalist Inigo Gilmore will speak at the
Frontline Club about shooting on Libya���s front line.
Presentations of their work will be followed by a panel discussion
and Q&A about the reality of covering events in Libya. The talk
will be moderated by multimedia photojournalist John D McHugh.
British photographer Andrew Winning has been working for Reuters
for 15 years. Twelve of these he spent in Mexico as the chief
photographer there. He specialises in hard news covering natural
disasters political and civil unrest as well as editing assignments
and sports. Libya is only the second armed conflict he has covered
the other being President Aristide's ousting in Haiti. Haiti has
also been a key country in Inigo Gilmore's career. After the 2010
earthquake Gilmore covered the aftermath of the disaster for
Channel 4 tracing the journey of an injured baby to a hospital in
the UK and the eventual reunion with her mother. His films about
baby Landina won him the RTS Television Journalism Independent
Award. John D McHugh's career spans the gap between photojournalist
and filmmaker. His multimedia work from Afghanistan won him the
2007 Frontline Award and in the past he has worked for the
Associated Press The Guardian Channel 4 Al Jazeera and
Agence-France Presse. McHugh's experiences of embedding in
Afghanistan with US Canadian and Afghan troops has given him
well-rounded insights on a very different kind of war. He spoke at
the Frontline Club in 2009 about his work in Afghanistan. McHugh
recently made a film about Bahrain during the Arab Spring


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