Photographer Goran Tomasevic on covering combat for 20 years

The award winning photojournalist explains his motivation and describes experiences on the frontline

Goran Tomasevic is a renowned international war photographer from Serbia and a regular contributor to the Guardian. He began working as a freelance for Reuters in the mid-90s covering the anti-Milosevic demonstrations and was one of the few journalists to remain in Pristina during the 1999 Nato bombing.

During his career he has documented the war in Iraq with his emblematic image of the toppled statue of Saddam Hussain being published across the world. Now a senior Reuters photographer he has covered the violent conflict between Israel and Palestine, the Arab Spring uprising in Egypt and the drama of the revolution in Libya.

The compassion and bravery with which he approaches the reality of war has twice earned him the title of Reuters Photographer of the Year among other prestigious awards. “I want to show exactly how it was with my pictures…if there is enough light to shoot pictures I will stay until the end.”

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