These photos cover a variety of historical incidents and required the ideal timing, perfect composition, iconic and stirring moments that could just have easily been missed if a vigilant photographer wasn’t present. They each tell a powerful story that continues to have meaning well into the present.
If you think this sort of risk sounds enticing, I would caution you that taking a leap may not be a wise course of action. At worst you could lose possessions, or shelter, your reputation. That’s heavy stuff. Prepare yourself.
Fascinated by how the concept of “work” has evolved, photojournalist Josh Rose recently set out on a month-long road trip across the country to meet and document Americans at work. Here, Josh shares his stories and photos from the road and what he learned along the way.
In this issue we share stories of motivation and heart to keep you true to your initial idea. With time, and hard work, you can get through the Long Middle. And we hope these articles serve you along the way.
Now could a better, more experienced photographer captured all of this in one photo, in just one attempt? Sure, I have no doubt. But that’s part of the photography journey. You do the absolute best that you can with what you have.