2011 Photo Contest, People in the News, Singles, 2nd prize
Photographer

Seamus Murphy

30 September, 2010

Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, emerges from a panel discussion at the University of London.

About

Seamus Murphy

Seamus Murphy's work as a photojournalist has taken him on frequent assignments to Afghanistan, but also across the world, from Iran, the Palestinian territories and Iraq, to Ken...

Background story

London, UK Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, emerges from a panel discussion at the University of London. During the year, WikiLeaks had made public a large batch of classified US military documents on Iraq and Afghanistan. It went on to release sensitive correspondence between American, Middle-Eastern, and other international diplomats, including revelations on the stance taken by Palestinian negotiators in connection with Israel. At the beginning of September, the Swedish Director of Prosecutions re-opened a previously dropped case against Assange on allegations of sexual assault. The following month an international warrant was issued for his arrest, sparking accusations of a smear campaign.

Photo credit:
VII Photo Agency

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/80 s
Focal length
85 mm
F-Stop
f/1.8
ISO
200
Camera
Canon EOS 5D

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