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Eros Hoagland: "I'm there to raise questions"
September 18, 2006 8:39 AM   Subscribe

John Hoagland was the legendary war (warning: GRAPHIC) photographer who was killed in El Salvador in 1984 (his last six frames are a record of his own death). He was 36. Now his son, war photographer Eros Hoagland, has a gallery show in New York: "Tijuana". (via)
posted by matteo (15 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
...at the funeral, Jimmy Colton, then Newsweek photo director, gave Eros a bag of his father's cameras.

Eros is one of PDN's 30 photographers to watch.
posted by matteo at 8:41 AM on September 18, 2006


more Eros's Salvador images
posted by matteo at 8:49 AM on September 18, 2006


any higher res versions of the last six frames?
posted by trinarian at 8:50 AM on September 18, 2006


Man, this shot is off the hook.
posted by sciurus at 8:52 AM on September 18, 2006


Was Hoagland whom John Savage's character in Salvador was based on? (apologies if this is explaned in links -- I'm at work)
posted by pax digita at 10:16 AM on September 18, 2006


Sciurus, that shot *had* to have been by accident, no one's that good. Pretty amazing either way...
posted by Parannoyed at 10:21 AM on September 18, 2006


pax digita: yes
posted by matteo at 10:30 AM on September 18, 2006


this is good.
posted by chunking express at 10:40 AM on September 18, 2006


Sciurus, that shot *had* to have been by accident, no one's that good.

I don't know about that. Notice how the mirror is in focus, but the foreground isn't? I'll bet that it's no accident.
posted by NoMich at 11:00 AM on September 18, 2006


IMO, the best photojournalism-style photographs have always been a combination of some luck and tremendous skill - sciurus's link seems pretty consistent with that to me. Getting the chance to capture that composition was luck, seeing the chance and managing to do it was pretty extraordinary.
posted by pinespree at 11:37 AM on September 18, 2006


great post! Thanks
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 12:07 PM on September 18, 2006


"He wanted my advice in buying a new surfboard to take back down to El Salvador with him. He told me he was living in a little coastal town named La Libertad, and that there were some excellent, rocky, point breaks in the area that he wanted to surf when he had the time. He described his life there, which sounded to me like an insane combination of laid-back, tropical surf paradise shattered by occasional mind-bending moments of savage violence and the sheer horror of war."

the smell of developer in the morning.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 12:42 PM on September 18, 2006


Thanks for the link, sciurus.
posted by Huplescat at 6:47 PM on September 18, 2006


Beautiful images, one of Eros' shots reminded me of Goya's "Los Fusilamientos del 3 de Mayo". Excellent post
posted by Wilder at 2:06 AM on September 19, 2006


Eros' photos in TIME
posted by matteo at 4:08 PM on October 10, 2006


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