Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Discussing the panoramas from a natural disaster in Haiti, part of Photography Project: Paul Taggart's Photojournalism Panoramas.
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- This next group of images are from the…2010 Earthquake in Haiti.…I was there on assignment,…covering the earthquake and the aftermath for newspapers.…And I just want to give a little disclaimer…to all you guys out there watching this,…that there's one of the three images is a bit graphic.…May not be good for our younger audience members,…but it's an important image for the story.…So we're going to show it.…When the Earthquake hit,…I was one of the early journalists…to get there on location.…I flew straight to the Dominican,…got a car and drove across the border…in the middle of the night…and arrived in Port-Au-Prince and it was still dark out.…
And was meeting up with--…I believe it was a German reporter…and we slept on the street that night…because there was no place to stay.…There's not even hotels, there's nothing like that.…And it wasn't actually until the sun came up…the next morning, that I could actually see…really what had happened in the country.…I had sort of left so quickly…that I hadn't really seen a whole lot of news reports…
For photojournalist Paul Taggart, long-term photography has been part of the assignment. Taggart lived in Beirut during the 2006 Lebanon War, and covered Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. While he took the typical photos demanded by international news agencies and magazines, he also shot dramatic panoramas that showed the full scope of these events. In this course, Paul shares images from Beirut and Port-au-Prince, and discusses the painstaking challenges and the rewards of this type of photojournalism.