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Dok05 held a seminar in Oslo, Norway two days ago. Shahidul Alam, Paulo Pellegrin, and Antonin Kratochvil talked about their work, showed lots of pictures, and answered questions from the audience. Most of the photos were unknown to me, and it felt like we were bombarded by strong, striking images! All in black and white.
Antonin Kratochvil talked about how he always shot first, no matter how cruel the situation was. He always edited his pictures later.
Another photographer told us that he had been taught by Kratochvil to use the camera as if it was a machinegun. Move in close, shoot, bam, bam, bam, bam, step back, get an overview, and back in again...
The four hours went fast, and I felt a little dizzy when we got out in the cold October night again.
Four hours of terror and death was just what I needed to appreciate my own boring life.

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