Still; life?

Photo: David Gilkey/NPR

Photo: David Gilkey/NPR

Two journalists covering the mire in Afghanistan have been killed in a shelling attack. Their US National Public Radio colleague, Ali Shapiro, described photo-journalist David Gilkey as having “a slow, gentle energy”. He died alongside Zabihullah Tamanna, his photographic journalist translator.

The picture above is uncaptioned as we want to encourage you to click the link and look at more examples of his work. You’ll find, though, this boy declares his story straight into your face.

The quality of putting people at their ease such that guard is lowered to reveal their essence in that moment – a slow, gentle energy – is a rare thing. So is a radio station engaging Conflict Photographers.