What this picture means to me

Photojournalists and writers share the stories behind their most meaningful photographs.

In this issue of the Al Jazeera Magazine, photojournalists and writers share the stories behind some of their most meaningful photographs – whether family snapshots with a deeply personal symbolism or iconic images that came to define a moment in history.

From documenting a young man’s life – and death – with Aids to going in search of a father but finding photography; from the husband recording his wife’s last summer to the granddaughter seeing her war-torn country through the eyes of her grandfather, we hear their stories and learn why some shots represent so much more than the click of a camera.

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