Photojournalists Richard Drew of the Associated Press and David Handschuh, formerly of the New York Daily News, spoke at the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Conference on Saturday about the trauma journalists face covering dangerous events. For them, it was 9/11. Here’s an excerpt from their talk:
Richard Drew has been with the AP since 1970 and was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1992 presidential campaign.
He photographed the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 while working for a newspaper in Pasadena, California.
His most recognized image from 9/11 has been dubbed “The Falling Man.” Tom Junod of Esquire wrote about the image and the search to identity its subject.
David Handschuh worked for the Daily News for more than a quarter-century. On 9/11 he was seriously injured by falling debris, but managed to hang onto his cameras.