I had the absolute pleasure of listening to a talk by Warren Richardson last July – during a private viewing of the World Press Photo of the Year at the Scottish Parliament last July. He discussed his series of photographs documenting refugees crossing the border from Serbia to Hungry – if you haven’t seen these images please have a look. Not only did I find his work truly inspiring, but his dedication to record the sad events happening around him was a deeply humbling experience. I consider Warren a true photojournalist – in that he seems compelled to produce images that try to educate and hopefully change opinions.
But why the headline ‘but it’s not sharp’ – because it doesn’t matter a flying feck.
Warren was quite literally often shooting in the dark – working quickly in dark conditions. Pushing the capabilities of his camera to the limits and beyond – many of the images are unsharp – with obvious movement. Does this lessen the images – absolutely not in my opinion. If anything it makes them more compelling, dynamic and honest.
Please read his stories and study his work – I think you’ll learn much. www.warrenrichardson.com