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    'They move one meter by one meter, on their knees. They do this for 10 hours a day, every day, with incredible dedication and effort.' - Marco Di Lauro, Photographer, on clearing landmines in Iraq.

    In Iraq, as violence continues to flare, the legacy of old conflicts still remains in the form of buried landmines. The work of clearing the mines is painstaking and dangerous, but is of great importance in the protection of local civilians. Landmines stay active and continue to maim and kill long after wars have ended.

    See Di Lauro discuss his work documenting landmines in Iraq for ICRC.

    Photo by Katie Orlinsky/Reportage by Getty Images Photo by Paula Bronstein/Reportage by Getty Images Photo by Marco di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images

    Chris Hondros Fund Charity Auction

    Here’s your chance to bid on a great collection of prints from extraordinary photographers, and for a good cause. The Chris Hondros Fund has kicked off an online print auction that will culminate the night of its annual benefit, this year at Aperture Gallery in New York on May 7. Several dozen photos are on auction from photographers like Ernst Haas and Slim Aarons, plus several Reportage photographers, including (clockwise from top) Katie Orlinsky, Marco Di Lauro and Paula Bronstein. See the full collection of images available on the Paddle8 website.

    Tickets are also still available for the Chris Hondros Fund benefit. Read more on the Fund’s website.

    The Chris Hondros Fund was created to honor Getty Images photojournalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Chris Hondros, who was killed April 20, 2011, in a mortar attack in Misrata, Libya. Proceeds from the auction and benefit helps CHF advance the work of photojournalists who espouse his legacy and vision, and sponsor fellowships and programs that bring shared human experiences into the public eye.

    OnEarth Magazine sent Reportage photographer Marco Di Lauro to Liberia earlier this year to document the environmental and social effects of oil palm production, which consumes an increasing amount of forest and farmland. In the accompanying article, reporter Jocelyn Zuckerman writes:

    The oil palm companies in Liberia enjoyed a brief honeymoon. (In addition to GVL, the Malaysian corporation Sime Darby runs a 769,000-acre operation in the north of the country.) But it wasn’t long before local communities began to cry foul. Villagers I met during a visit to the Sime Darby concession accused the company of destroying their crops and grave sites, polluting streams, displacing residents by force, and failing to get “free, prior, and informed consent” before clearing their land. The work of planting and watering the oil palm was too hard, they said, the wages too low, and safety equipment inadequate or nonexistent.

    Read the online version of the story here.

    Marco Di Lauro, an award-winning photojournalist, joined Getty Images in 2002, covering international news stories in the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa and Italy. Marco’s main topics are war and religion: he has covered the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and the second intifada between Israel and Palestine. He is based in Rome and available for assignment.

    'The whole story was shot in about an hour and a half without any research as it was not part of my initial assignment nor did we have plans to go there. What is very interesting is that nobody cared, was interested in or published the main story I was sent by UNICEF in Kenya to take - the street child program. That story took me days to photograph but everybody published the Kenya Pumwani Maternity Ward feature that was shot just in an hour and a half, because of the topic, the intimacy and the pictures themselves.’

    -From Marco Di Lauro's interview with The Image Deconstructed.

    From the archive: Serbs sit inside a trailer that they use as a workshop, November 23, 2007 in Mitrovica, Kosovo Province.

    Image from Kosovo, by Marco Di Lauro

    Reportage photographer Marco di Lauro went to South Sudan last year for Outside Magazine, for a progress report on the new country’s development. The resulting article, by Patrick Symmes, appears in this month’s issue. Read the article on and see an accompanying gallery of Marco’s photos on Outside’s Web site.

    Caption: A Mundari cattle herder near the capital city of Juba. (Photo by Marco di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images for Outside Magazine.)

    Ten Years in Iraq - FALLUJAH - OCTOBER 2004: A U.S. Marine from the 1st Expeditionary Force sings a song and plays the guitar during a Protestant religious service at the chapel on their base October 31, 2004 near Fallujah, Iraq. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Reportage by Getty Images)

    In his 12 years at Newsweek, Senior Photo Editor Jamie Wellford has been a friend, supporter and reliable drinking buddy of many Getty photographers. So it’s with some disappointment that we learned that last week was his final one at the magazine. As he heads to greener pastures, the editors and photographers here at Reportage by Getty Images offer their gratitude and wish him all the best in his next endeavor. We’ve also rounded up a few personal tributes from members of the Reportage family who knew him well.

    Alvaro Ybarra Zavala:

    "Jamie Wellford is and will be one of the most important people in my life as a photographer. He opened doors for me in the American publishing market and supported me unconditionally during my early years as a professional. I will never forget my Newsweek assignment in Iraq during which Major Megan McLung was killed by an I.E.D. shortly after I took her photo. On that dark day, Jamie was a great boss and a great human being. He is, without a doubt, an icon, leader and friend of my generation of photographers. Good luck Jamie.”

    Jonathan Torgovnik:

    "I’ve worked with Jamie for over ten years as a freelancer, and as a contract photographer for Newsweek from 2005 to 2010. Jamie has always been a unique, smart and concerned international photo editor. There are very few photo editors left that have the geo-political understanding of the world that Jamie has; it was a pleasure to brainstorm about world events with him. He has been a source of inspiration and a good, loyal friend for years. We will miss you and Newsweek."

    Benjamin Lowy:

    "I didn’t work extensively with Jamie, but nontheless he was one of the most important mentors and influences on my work as a photographer and a father. Every trip I made to the Newsweek offices - whether at 57th Street, down near Wall Street, or its final resting spot in Chelsea - was always an immersive photographic experience. Jamie was the last of a generation of Photo editors that made 8x10 prints of every photograph and essay that came across his desk. Amazing photographs from around the world that piqued his interest littered his desk along with books and magazines, tearsheets and post-it notes. He would let me sift through this treasure trove and would ask my opinion, not in a coy patronizing way - but in the genuine interest of someone who valued every image-maker’s opinion.

    "But it was Jamie’s experience and advice as a father that helped me the most, that helped me deal with the universal issues that all fathers deal with - how to be a good dad, and how to be a good man."

    Sebastian Liste:

    "Jamie was the first editor who opened doors for me in New York. I went to his office in 2010 with my first images from Brazil and the advice and feedback he gave me encouraged me to finish my project, “Urban Quilombo," my most important body of work to date. I’m forever grateful for the kindness and support he gave me."

    Marco di Lauro:

    "I’ve known Jamie for 15 years, and one of the last times I saw Jamie in New York I went to visit him at his office. He said to me: ‘Marco, I have to teach at the ICP tonight but I’m really tired. Why don’t you come by for just a half an hour to give a lecture. Your photography is beautiful and I love it, and please help me out!’ I told him I could, but only for a half an hour, because I had a date with someone for dinner. So I went and gave a lecture, and I was so struck by what a great teacher he was, and how amazing, challenging and smart his students were, that obviously I stayed longer than a half an hour — and lost my date!"

    Aidan Sullivan:

    "This industry attracts some extraordinary characters, disproportionally so considering how small a community it actually is. But our industry thrives on these characters and is better off because of them.  Their passion, commitment, vision and drive inspire and encourage the photographers they work with and the generation waiting in the wings. Jamie is one of these extraordinary people. Everyone who has had the pleasure and privilege to work with or for him comes away with more than they arrived with. He is the quintessential journalist, driven by a thirst for knowledge and an even more powerful need to pass that knowledge on to others. He is a friend and an inspiration and we all wish him every happiness and success in what lies ahead."

    Photographer Marco Di Lauro has covered stories in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq, Niger, and South Sudan.  This Friday night in New York, he’ll be at the Bronx Documentary Center for a slideshow and discussion of his work. 

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