Photographing Conflict for the First Time - NYT

When scores of young and inexperienced photographers descended on Libya this year to cover the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s government, many seasoned conflict photographers were shocked.
“There are an unbelievable number of young kids running around Libya with cameras,” Tim Hetherington, the conflict photographer, said upon his return to the United States from Benghazi in March. (Mr. Hetherington returned the next month to Misurata, where he and Chris Hondros of Getty Images were killed.)

“A lot of young photographers showed up without assignments,” said Ben Lowy, a 32-year-old photographer, of his time in Libya this year. “I would say there were at least 20 young, fresh photographers there with me.”