Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Brent Stirton: Omo Valley

Photograph © Brent Stirton-All Rights Reserved

Brent Stirton is a photojournalist based out of New York, where he's a senior staff photographer at Getty Images. He specializes in documentary work and travels an average of 9 months of the year on assignment in his work for Getty Images, working exclusively on commissioned assignment.

Brent holds a degree in Journalism from his native South Africa and often works in tandem with journalists from the world’s leading publications. He is a multiple award winning photographer, receiving 5 awards from the World Press Photo Foundation and 3 awards from the UN for his humanitarian work, including Awards from the Global fund for his work in the field of HIV. Brent’s work has appeared in Newsweek, National Geographic, CNN traveler/CNN.com, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, The Sunday Times magazine, Le Monde 2, GQ, Geo and many others.

Richard Holbrooke, President of Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC), said this: "No one can argue with a Brent Stirton photograph.

It was difficult to choose a photograph to feature here out of the many excellent available of Brent's website, but I ended up choosing one of an Omo Valley tribesman from his Travel gallery to showcase his lighting style, and use of flash/strobes.