Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 12.36.14 PMA photojournalist is a way of journalism that uses images in order to tell a news story. Jeff Widener is one of said photojournalist. He is most famous for having covered assignments in over 100 countries involving civil unrest to wars to social issues. Most of his photos can be seen on the Associated Press Picture Editor for Southeast Asia. To get these pictures for the Press he had to travel, he traveled to many places, but to just mention a few Belgium, East Timor, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Burma, Syria, Jordan, India, Laos, Vietnam, Pakistan. These places are where we can see the civil unrest, social issues, and wars. Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 12.35.56 PM


To get his education, Jeff went to the Los Angeles Pierce College and Moorpark College where he majored in photojournalism. There he learned what things were useful to get good pictures. These pictures have made him very famous, but the first picture that made him known to the world was his Tank Man photo. This photo is of a man man confronting a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square during the 1989 Beijing riots.

Beijing 1989 - Jeff Widener
Beijing 1989 – Jeff Widener