Photos: Tom Stoddart’s career in pictures

For four decades, photojournalist Tom Stoddart covered Lebanon, apartheid’s end, the Berlin Wall, Sarajevo, Gulf Wars… He worked in B&W throughout his career.

Photo: The first section of the Berlin Wall is pushed down by crowds, November 1989. Photograph: Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

06 March 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News


Berlin Wall to Blair’s battlebus – Tom Stoddart’s career in pictures

 18 Nov 2021 | The Guardian

ALL PHOTOS: Photograph: Tom Stoddart Archive/Getty Images

Serbia, 2015

Tom Stoddart in Serbia while on assignment for the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA

Diana Spencer, 1980

Diana Spencer is startled after stalling her new red Mini Metro outside her Earls Court flat in London just days before her engagement to Prince Charles was announced

North Atlantic, 1981

Greenpeace campaigners are sprayed with hoses by crew members of the Gem as they try to stop barrels of nuclear waste being dropped into the Atlantic. Greenpeace exposed the dumping of nuclear waste in the North Atlantic, 1,000km south-west of the Cornish coast, by several European nations

Arrest at Greenham Common, 1983

A demonstrator is arrested as a friend pleads for her release during protests by anti-nuclear campaigners opposed to the deployment of nuclear missiles at Greenham Common airbase in Berkshire

Demonstrator and police, Orgreave, 1984

A lone demonstrator rests as police form lines to protect a coking plant at Orgreave near Sheffield. The Battle of Orgreave, when up to 5,000 miners fought with police, was one of the most violent episodes of the 1984 miners’ strike

Beirut, Lebanon, 1987

Boys armed with AK-47s and RPGs at Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp

Clapham, south London, 1988

Firefighters and police work to free the dead and rescue the injured from derailed carriages after a rail crash near Clapham Junction. Thirty-five people were killed and more than 100 injured

Eton, 1990

Boys from Eton college prepare to show their artworks at an end of year show

Saudi Arabia, Gulf war, 1990

Saudi Arabia, Gulf war, 1990

Sarajevo, 1992

Tears of anguish for a mother as she prepares to send her child out of Sarajevo on a bus promised safe passage by the Serb forces during the siege in 1992.‘I saw the woman – who was very striking, with blue eyes – fighting back her tears. She had dressed her little boy in his finest kit, and it was obviously a very emotional time. There was also tension in the air; the Serbian forces were not averse to lobbing grenades into crowds. She said she hates the photograph because she was trying to be completely dignified’

Gymnast, Wuhan, 1993

A young gymnast practising her leaps at Wuhan School of Sport, where dozens of children with sporting potential stay in dormitories away from their families. In the 1950s Mao Zedong decided that sporting success was important to bring international glory and prestige to China. Thousands of children, some as young as four, enrolled in the thousands of schools established and began the harsh training regimes designed to turn them into Olympic winners. If they succeeded in winning Olympic gold their reward was a $25,000 payment from the government

ANC rally, South Africa, 1994

A young supporter at an ANC rally in South Africa peers from behind a sign bearing the image of Nelson Mandela in April 1994

A boy looking out of a tram passing damaged buildings

Sarajevo, 1994A small boy stares out of a tram car as it passes burnt out apartments and houses in Sarajevo. During the 47 months between the spring of 1992 and February 1996, the people of Sarajevo endured the longest siege Europe has witnessed since the end of the second world war. More than 10,600 people were killed with a further 56,000 wounded or maimed

Johannesburg, South Africa, 1994

A woman knits in the queue to vote on the day Nelson Mandela was elected president

Sarajevo, 1995

A Sarajevo resident, Meliha Varesanovic, walks proudly and defiantly to work during the siege.This image was part of Stoddart’s exhibition from 2020 called Extraordinary Women

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