Witness by Roger Bamber

Witness. Mail on Sunday January 1989.

Amish children living in the Conewango Valley, near Niagara Falls in New York State USA were being struck down by a whooping-cough epidemic. The Amish, who shun modern drugs and vaccines, were treating the children with lemon juice and honey and three babies died, becoming the first whooping-cough fatalities in America for three years.

It was big news as this tragedy was happening only 300 miles north of New York City, where life was so different it could have been on a different planet. The Amish try not to use machines of any kind including cameras so although they welcome tourists, children are always told to not to pose for photographers… but this little girl couldn’t resist peeping at what was going on.

The picture was a British Press Awards winner the following year.

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    Equally the enlarging, focusing and exposure to the paper is managed by a computer using lasers or LEDs rather than a bulb. The following process is still very much the same with the paper being processed in chemical developer, followed by a bleech fix before a wash to remove the processing chemicals.

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About Roger Bamber

Roger Bamber’s graphic photographs are well known for their distinctive, often wryly humorous style and strong visual impact.

He trained in design, has been a photojournalist since 1965 and during his career his work has been published in every British national newspaper and many magazines.

He has twice been British Press Photographer of the Year and when he was travelling the world covering everything from wars to rock and roll he was twice News Photographer of the Year.

Since 1988 he has been part of the Guardian’s celebrated photographic team and his work with them has won him numerous awards for feature photography.

He uses natural light wherever possible and now he is putting some of his favourite images into his portfolio here. He hopes you enjoy them as much as he enjoyed messing about with shapes and light to create them.

About Roger Bamber

Roger Bamber’s graphic photographs are well known for their distinctive, often wryly humorous style and strong visual impact.

He trained in design, has been a photojournalist since 1965 and during his career his work has been published in every British national newspaper and many magazines.

He has twice been British Press Photographer of the Year and when he was travelling the world covering everything from wars to rock and roll he was twice News Photographer of the Year.

Since 1988 he has been part of the Guardian’s celebrated photographic team and his work with them has won him numerous awards for feature photography.

He uses natural light wherever possible and now he is putting some of his favourite images into his portfolio here. He hopes you enjoy them as much as he enjoyed messing about with shapes and light to create them.