I do not actually consider myself a conflict/disaster photographer. My job has me doing a plethora of things every day. I literally take photographs almost every single day in New York. I am in charge of our entertainment coverage here in the city and Reuters covers all kinds of financial, news, sports, and feature stories as well. It is actually the deluge of daily work that has helped me improve my skills as a photographer. If it is possible to make some of these press conferences or the floor of the New York Stock Exchange look interesting, than working in a conflict or disaster zone, where there are genuine stories to tell, is easy in comparison. I say this because my first job is to honestly and accurately capture the subject. Second, my job is to inform the reader. If the subject is not displaying obvious emotion, then I need to use composition, color, or exposure to make the photograph interesting enough to draw in the viewer. Finally, I need to create content that is timely and helps Reuters tell the story visually. In conflict or disasters the subjects are instantly recognizable and the situations inherently evoke emotion. That means my first two jobs come more easily and what I have to do is figure out what information to squeeze into a little rectangle.