Saturday, July 15, 2006

Amateur photographer wins citizen journalism award

Nokia and the UK Press Gazette have awarded the first citizen journalism award to a photographer who captured the aftermath of the July 7 London bombings.

Here's the most important line from the BBC's story about the awards:

"Increasingly the well-known pictures of significant events around the world, such as the bombings in London on 7 July 2005, are coming from citizens rather than professional photographers."