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Tom Stoddart Shoots ‘Healthcare in Danger’

Behind The Scenes With Tom Stoddart; Shooting A Campaign For The International Committee of the Red Cross And Red Crescent (ICRC)

A fascinating behind the scenes shoot showing multi award winning photojournalist Tom Stoddart shooting the “Healthcare In Danger” campaign for the ICRC, using a Leica S2 medium format digital camera. I really like this campaign as the studio shots are like I have never seen  before; they have a gritty realism to them which immediately puts the viewer within the conflict zone feel and communicates the message.

The current campaign was shot around six weeks ago and follow on from the last campaign Stoddart shot for the ICRC around two years ago, using Leica M9 cameras.

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78 Perspectives

Tom Stoddart Exhibition

Photographer Tom Stoddart at his Perspectives Exhibition, More London Riverside. August 08, 2012. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

One of photojournalisms most powerful authors, photographer Tom Stoddart is having an extremely powerful, thought provoking, moving, educational, photographically brilliant, emotionally shocking exhibition until September 11th, 2012 in an open air display at More London’s Riverside (by Tower Bridge and City Hall).

Photographer Tom Stoddart at his Perspectives Exhibition, More London Riverside. August 08, 2012. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Having seen the Perspectives exhibition today, I cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone with any interest in the recent world history, the planet, people, photography, photojournalism and life in general. Although very familiar with Tom’s work, there were quite a few images I had never seen before. With 78 of his signature images on display, with subjects as diverse as future Olympians training in China, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the HIV / AIDS pandemic in Africa, hostilities in Iraq, the siege of Sarajevo to the horrific famine in Sudan, it’s an exhibition which should definitely be seen.  Admission is free and the exhibition finishes on September the 11th.

Tom Stoddart’s Perspectives Exhibition, More London Riverside. August 08, 2012. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Perspectives was created with the participation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Tom Stoddart’s Perspectives Exhibition, More London Riverside. August 08, 2012. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Tom Stoddart’s Perspectives Exhibition, More London Riverside. August 08, 2012. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Tom Stoddart’s Perspectives Exhibition, More London Riverside. August 08, 2012. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Tom Stoddart Exhibition, 2012

Perspectives

SARAJEVO – In the dangerous Sarajevo suburb of Dobrinja, Meliha Vareshanovic walks proudly and defiantly to work every day. Her message to the watching Serbian gunmen who surround her city is simple, ‘You will never defeat us’. Photo © Tom Stoddart

Great news for admirers of the best in photojournalistic work; Tom Stoddart will be having an exhibition in London, called Perspectives. The outdoor exhibition will at More London Riverside (between City Hall and HMS Belfast, by The Thames), from the 25th of July to the 11th of September, 2012.

IRAQ – These Royal Marines from 539 Assault Squadron have been under fire during a night-time patrol, and have just been told that one of their comrades has been killed. Tiredness and grief has overcome them. Photo © Tom Stoddart

The exhibition is set to coincide with London hosting the Olympic games. Speaking about the exhibition, Tom says, “The world’s nations are currently joined together by a wonderful sporting festival whose motto is ‘swifter, higher, stronger’. I hope that people visiting the exhibition will leave with a greater determination to understand and help those with little access to clean water, food and medicines who, through no fault of their own, cannot run more swiftly, jump higher or be stronger”.

Photographer Tom Stoddart.

Perspectives is supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who are highlighting the repercussions of peoples around the world caught in conflict or emergency zones not having safe access to healthcare.

Addendum:

The exhibition opened yesterday (July 25th) and you can see some pictures from it here on Zimbio; Photographer Tom Stoddart Launches His Exhibition Perspectives In London.