Dec 18, 2017
Stefan Zaklin was a staff photojournalist for the European Pressphoto Agency. He covered several historical figures and moments including the war in Iraq, the Saddam Hussein trial, the White House for two presidents, traveled on Air Force One, covered Formula 1, major league baseball, and the NFL.
He’s also earned several awards for his photography including:
3rd Place, General News for the 2004 World Press Photo
First Place, 2002 Magazine Portrait and Personality
The NPPA Best of Photojournalism Award and others
Yet, he is most known for his striking image of a man in Tikrit, Iraq, detained by US soldiers who was kneeling in his yard before being taken away for questioning.
Meanwhile, he is infamous for a 2004 image of a dead soldier, who was shot and killed in Falluja, in a house used as a base by insurgents.
Help me understand how you would address the changes that are wide-spread across media. For ex. we have several content aggregators such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. As a result, it’s getting harder for content producers to monetize content. What’s your thinking on this topic? You’ve been on both sides as a creator and person in charge of the commercialization of products. How should we be thinking about this?