Working for the wires in the analog age

I could not really find a relevant picture – so this is the Reuters Toronto Dragon boat team from around 1993

Rob Taggart was pictures editor for Reuters in Asia back at the same time as I was Finance Director (from 1994 in Hong Kong and 1997 in Singapore.). His work was far more interesting than mine which may be why i spent so much time in editorial!

He just posted the following link onto Facebook – the video is an hour long but in Rob’s words “for anyone interested in what it was like working for the “wires” in the days of film and has a spare hour over the holidays, below is a link to a presentation I gave at the 2018 Xposure Photo Festival ( in Sharjah, UAE last month.”

This was the third year of the event which to my knowledge has no rival in the quality and variety of exhibitions, speakers, workshops and demonstrations, plus training scholarships offered to young talented photographers at the beginning of their careers.

There have been so many changes in technology but what does not change is that you still have to be in the right place at the right time and know how to get the shot that you want.

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