RENA EFFENDI

 
You are a big part of your picture. Even when you are trying to blend in and be invisible on the scene, you are still behind that lens. You own that frame, that fragment of reality, so claim it. - Rena Effendi
On the question: "If there is one piece of advice you would give to a photojournalist starting out on a career, what would it be?" - from the interview by ENTER (world press photo magazine) - http://www.enterworldpressphoto.org/master_class.php?hilow=
A good eye, a sense of wonder, a feel for urgency and definitely a sense of humour, especially in lonely and desolate places. Patience, perseverance, intelligence, compassion, courage, high adjustability to weird situations and hospitality of the spirit. War photographers should also possess an ability to disarm with charm. - Rena Effendi
On the question: "What qualities does a top photojournalist need?" - from the interview by ENTER (world press photo magazine) - http://www.enterworldpressphoto.org/master_class.php?hilow=