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What it takes to be a New York Times photographer

Great video and story about what it takes to be a New York Times staff photographer.

“I think we’re finished now. Thank you. Thank you.”

The voice was clipped, the accent British and the tone could not be mistaken as an invitation to debate. Richard Perry, a staff photographer for The New York Times, was being told that his time to take pictures of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown was over.

Mr. Perry was having none of it. “In this town, you can’t be a photographer that is trying to accomplish something and have one person come up and say, ‘You’re done now,’ and you go, ‘Oh, O.K., I’m leaving.’ You have to be a little tougher to manipulate than that.”

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