The Firing Line 2006 celebrates the "best" and "most dangerous"
photojournalism of the year. Includes this year's nominees and winners
of the 2006 Rory Peck Award.
In 1993, freelance cameraman Rory Peck was killed in the crossfire while
filming a coup in Moscow. To honour his life and to acknowledge the risk
that freelance and staff photojournalists face while covering controversial
and dangerous stories, awards are given out annually for what's judged to be
the best from the frontline filmmakers.
Their stories are from Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia, and Gaza ... stories
gathered at great risk by those people who believe in the importance of
what they, and their colleagues, do. As one of them has said ... "a camera
is the only weapon of the unarmed".