|Posted by Dr Sylvester Caraway Jr. on February 14, 2011 at 5:23 PM|
The ICCA founders, Mr. Joe Longo and Mr. Bill Rogister have said that "the combat cameraman ...is the true historian" who risks his or her life to go into the action and document the events of war. Indeed, the impact of a photograph (motion media or still imagery) taken in combat or during conflict, is powerful. These photographs can evoke emotions, effect change, document history, provide legal guidance, establish a training regiment, provide damage assessment, and much more. To quote the words of BGEN Mark T. Kimmitt, spokesman for the military coalition in Iraq, "optics are everything, visuals are everything" when it comes to military operations. As combat photographers, we have a preeminence on the battlefield as a war fighting tool for military commanders.
Our organization strives to recognize and honor the achievements and the mission of combat photographers. We do this by encouraging membership participation to further the knowledge of combat photography through displays, briefings, etc. Our work is shown all over the world in museums, movies, documentaries, books, newspapers, and publications.
We encourage authors, editors, producers and curators to provide photo credits so that the work of the photographer is remembered.
Following in the footsteps of those before me, I now humbly carry the torch of this organization; we have many lofty aspirations to attain to.
It is my privilege to lead the ICCA, and I'd be honored to have you join our organization. Download and fill out an application here.
International Combat Camera Association