Last night little Omran was rescued from a Russian airstrike. The picture of him in an ambulance has been shared millions of time and is on front pages around the world. This is the account from the photographer who took the picture.
The tears started to drop as I took the photo. It is not the first time I’ve cried. I have cried many times while filming traumatized children. I always cry. We war photographers always cry. Last night everyone cried.
Omran affected me because he was silent. He didn’t cry. He didn’t say a word. He was shocked.