Interview with Spencer Platt

“In war, there’s often beauty. War isn’t just catastrophe, it just isn’t ugliness, people get married, put on beautiful clothes, people go out in their car, a Mini Cooper, whatever, that’s part of war. I think the juxtaposition there with the rubble and this youth- this youth that stands against death- is intriguing.” ~Spencer Platt

was recently awarded the prestigious for his much-discussed image of a group of young Lebanese driving through a destroyed neighborhood in Beirut. In this Jonathan Klein, CEO and Co-Founder of Getty Images, sits down with Platt and discusses the World Press picture, 9/11, and life as a photojournalist.