I never heard of Horst Faas, but his photographs changed my life. They may have had a hand in changing world history.
Faas died yesterday after spending most of his adult years as a photographer and editor for Associated Press.
He covered sports, revolutions and most famously Vietnam. Both of the shots he was most associated with were turned down by higher-ups. Faas persuaded them to publish them anyway.
No matter what field you're in, it seems there are always higher-ups looking to kill stuff. Usually for no good reason. Usually there good reasons to fight those higher-ups. Sometimes you win.
Thank you Herr Faas for fighting.