On Tuesday, The New York Times’ photojournalist Tyler Hicks spoke with James Estrin for the Times’ Lens blog. Hicks and Estrin spoke about the images coming out of Gaza.
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Sometimes people assume that you can have access to everything, that you can see everything. But the fighters are virtually invisible to us. What we do as photographers is document what we can to show that side of the war. There are funerals, there are people being rushed to the hospital, but you can’t differentiate the fighters from the civilians. They are not wearing uniforms. If there is someone coming into the hospital injured, you can’t tell if that’s just a shopkeeper or if this is someone who just fired a rocket towards Israel.