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Finding the Afghan Girl

Finding the Afghan Girl

National Geographic journalists explain how they tracked down one of the magazine's most iconic cover stars -- the "Afghan Girl" -- 15 years after she first drew the world's attention to the plight of Afghani refugees.

Looking at Africa through a new lens

Looking at Africa through a new lens

Photography and politics expert David Campbell looks at how the world's view of Africa has been shaped by media images of devastation and despair. Is it time for photographers to stop offering up the same "old" visions of Africa?

How many news photographers are too many?

How many news photographers are too many?

News photographers naturally descend on disaster areas and conflict zones like moths to a flame. But do we really need hundreds of images of the same tragedy? Some of the world's top photojournalists weigh in.

<em>Newsweek</em> go rogue with Palin cover

Newsweek go rogue with Palin cover

Newsweek has caused a big stir this week by running a cover photo of Sarah Palin -- clad in rather tight running gear -- taken from a Runner's World photoshoot. Palin herself has labelled the move "sexist". Is it fair to use editorial photos out of context?

The crash of the Brad and Britney economy

The crash of the Brad and Britney economy

The price paid for paparazzi photos by US glossies has plummeting by 31%, according to a survey by The Daily Beast. Has the recession caused the celebrity media bubble to burst, or have celebrities just become more boring?

Life as a soldier in Afghanistan

Life as a soldier in Afghanistan

A remarkable photo essay by AP photojournalist David Guttenfelder on the lives of American troops in Afghanistan gives a small insight into the fear and horror of the work, says W H Chong.

A photographer faces off with a deadly predator

A photographer faces off with a deadly predator

An incredible story and images from National Geographic shutterbug Paul Nicklen about a photographic expedition to shoot deadly leopard seals that took an unexpected turn. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxa6P73Awcg[/youtube]

PHOTO GALLERY: Sporting triumphs and tragedies — as seen by the players

PHOTO GALLERY: Sporting triumphs and tragedies — as seen by the players

See eye-to-eye, toe-to-toe, fist-to-fist, and wheel-to-wheel with the world's sportspeople as they experience the highs and lows of sporting glory.

Photojournalism in Australia: the best of times, the worst of times

Photojournalism in Australia: the best of times, the worst of times

Aussie photojournalists discuss the trials and triumphs of their craft in the current media climate. More photographers have been forced to go freelance, but technological advances have opened up amazing new possibilities for the solo shutterbug.

Where have all the war caskets gone?

Where have all the war caskets gone?

The answer, my friend, is sitting in the White House. Even though casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to mount, the media has lost all interest in parading images of flag-draped American war caskets since Bush left office, says Byron York.