Capturing the Devastation of the …

British-based Mexican photojournalist Antonio Olmos talks about the time he spent photographing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

He arrived a few weeks after the Second Intifada, a period of heightened conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, that began on September 28th 2000. The photography creates a snapshot in time; visible anguish at checkpoints, a teenager slinging rocks at the Israeli army and a young militant proudly displaying his weaponry.

From pictures captured during armed conflict to anti-fascist protests to global pandemics to the start of a revolution, when you are on the front line, picking up a camera can often result in an image that immortalises a moment in time.

In this series, we interview photographers whose photos have become synonymous with important world events. They relive the story behind the images, regaling us with their tales from the front line. We hear how they documented the truth, sometimes even risking their lives, to provide proof of events that stay long after the memories fade.

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