Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ian Berry

Today I did some research on my mentor photographer, Ian Berry, in order to come up with more ideas for my photojournalistic concentration. Berry was born in Lancashire, England. In his early twenties, he moved to South Africa, where he was exposed to a great deal of political turmoil, starting with the Sharpeville massacre in March, 1960. His assignments have since taken him around the world, bringing light to the poverty and social problems on almost every continent. I chose him to be my mentor photographer because his work can bring an emotional response to its viewers and emphasize important problems going on that many people overlook.

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