Photography offers an immediacy to the action that cannot be seen in any other media outside of Film. Even film struggles at times to capture the moment and preserve the essence of that moment as Photography does. The power of reportage photography was really felt in the Vietnam war where American photographers were able to catalogue the atrocities that the US Army was committing in real time, this brought public opinion against the war and bring about it's end. In conflict the photograph is more powerful than any other medium.
PHOTOGRAPHER - Robert Capa (1913-1954)
American War photographer who worked throughout the Second World War.