Damir Sagolj


Pyongyang Postcards: North Korea Prepares for Holiday as Tensions Escalate

North Korea has invited foreign media to cover celebrations this week of the 105th birth anniversary on April 15 of founding president Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un.

Tensions on the Korean peninsula mounted this week as the White House said President Donald Trump has put North Korea “clearly on notice” over the possibility of a new weapons test.

( Clockwise from top: Wong Maye-E / AP;  Damir Sagolj / Reuters ; Ed Jones / AFP - Getty Images; Yonhap via EPA)

A Buddhist monk prays at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok before a ceremony on Makha Bucha Day March 4, 2015. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj)


Fukushima anno zero

Il reportage fotografico dalla prefettura di Fukushima attraverso Namie e le zone più colpite dal terremoto e dallo tsunami, oltre che dalle conseguenze della distruzione della centrale nucleare, di Damir Sagolj (Reuters - Nbc). Nella prima foto la scritta recita: “Centrale nucleare - L'energia per un futuro migliore”.

IRAQ. Dhi Qar governorate. March 25, 2003.

“I shot this picture almost ten years ago [in 2003], just about the time when it was obvious to me that a war - a real one fought between armies - was over. Dead bodies were all around the road to Baghdad. Who is the person in the picture that I took from atop an armored vehicle carrying U.S. Marines towards the Iraqi capital? I don’t know. Not far from this man, there was the wreckage of a truck hit by something powerful. More bodies around, in different positions. All dead. It immediately got lost, the photo itself, amongst others full of emotions, blood and military action illustrating what would be celebrated as the liberation of a country from a tyrant. Somewhere near Nassiriya, this man was left to rot under the desert sun - and forgotten on my hard drive. Not long after, I realised that was probably my best frame from the short and bloody desert rally - a simple but powerful picture of an unknown man “of military age” killed and left in an ugly landscape among tank trails, surrounded by nothing but dust and the noise of war. After all, this is how I see the whole war thing - a dirty nightmare and ugly emptiness you are alone in. Dead or still alive, but alone.”

Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

The Battle of Nasiriyah was fought between U.S and Iraqi forces from 23 March to 2 April 2003 during the US-led invasion of Iraq.


Today in Thailand (Dec. 2, 2013)

1. A Thai Buddhist monk puts on a gas mask as riot police use water cannon and tear gas while anti-government protesters attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

2. Anti-government protesters use plastic bags to cover their heads during a clashes with the police at the metropolitan police headquarters in Bangkok. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

3. Anti-government protesters flee as riot policemen use water cannon during clashes with the police the metropolitan police headquarters in Bangkok. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

4. An anti-government protester throws a rock at Thai riot police as they attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

5. Riot police look over the fence towards anti-government protesters attacking their position near the Government house in Bangkok. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

6. An anti-government protester carries a Thai flag adorned with used teargas canisters as they attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

7. Photographers help an injured protester after clashes broke out with the riot police near the Government House in Bangkok. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)

8. An anti-government protester throws a teargas canister at Thai riot police as they attempt to remove barricades outside Government House in Bangkok. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

9. Protesters hold colourful balloons in Bangkok. (Mast Irham/EPA)

10. Anti-government protesters use sling shots to throw rocks at Thai riot police as they attack the Government House in Bangkok. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)