What Goes Through A Photojournalist's Head When Shooting Tragic Events?

Published: Monday, July 1, 2019 - 1:01pm
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A photo published last week of a father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande quickly became a talking point in the national conversation over immigration. But it's not the first heartbreaking image that’s taken on such a prominent role.

Back in 2015, the world was shocked by the photo of a Syrian boy who washed up on a beach trying to cross into Europe, or 1989, when the image of a man standing in front of a column of Chinese tanks in Tiananmen Square brought home the story of protests in that country.

Those photos, and many others, have become significant pieces of history.

To talk more about this, The Show spoke with Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Renee Byer of the Sacramento Bee.

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