Sunday, December 28, 2008

Chang Lee

Today, Conor and I interviewed Chang Lee at his show on the lower East side. He began in South Korea wanting to become a demolitionist. Through a series of events, Mr Lee ended up on the New York Times. He has won two pulitzer prizes to-date.

It was hard to take half decent photos because I wanted to listen to what he was saying. Mr Lee is probably one of my most influential photographers. He was almost strangely human and reserved, kind of like the alter ego of a superhero before running off to the next mission. You can see some of his work on the New York Times website, including slideshows on Afghanistan, China, and North Korea.


Some journalists carry guns in war zones, but Mr Lee is strongly against this. He said carrying guns not only puts you at danger, but also those who do not; a terrorist may assume all journalists have guns and use indiscriminate deadly force.

Mr Lee recalls the second Twin Tower collapsing during September 11, 2001.

Mr Romero sketching.

Monday, December 22, 2008



Mark takes photos too.


He's not going to like that photo.