After a lot of searching around and research I’ve found this site. I’m soon to be graduating from college, and at the death in the past year of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, who I had connections to, and Anthony Shadid, who was an alum of my school and like family, I’ve started to yearn to finally go to the Middle East.
My goal is to just… go. I want to get to somewhere different. I’m a photojournalist out of Wisconsin, USA, and I speak Arabic at a level where I would be able to function fine.
The question is, where should I go? What should I be thinking of as I plan? What should I be packing?
I want to just go somewhere and photograph a story that develops before me. I would some day like to be a war corespondent but first I want to get my feet wet in the middle east for a month and a half to two months. Right now my mind is floating either toward North Africa or Jordan and following Bedouin life there.
Would anyone be able to take some time and reason out some ideas with me or give any basic pointers?
2012-02-22 08:31:28 UTC