Photojournalist Andrew Renneisen Works in Heavy Situations

rotestors demonstrate outside of the Ferguson Police Station the day after the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, MO. Brown, 18, a black teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson, creating unrest in the city. (Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images Reportage)

Protestors demonstrate outside of the Ferguson Police Station the day after the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, MO. Brown, 18, a black teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson, creating unrest in the city.
(Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images Reportage)

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Photojournalism is one of the most dynamic professions there is, both creatively and physically. Things can change at a moment’s notice, and you can’t let yourself fall behind. Awareness and an ability to react quickly are crucial to success, and these are qualities that American photojournalist Andrew Renneisen has in spades. He’s a young guy and despite being early in his career, he’s already been published by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone and TIME, among others. He’s covered some of the most emotionally heavy stories in recent memory, from the unrest in Ferguson to Eric Garner’s funeral. Here, he shares some of his insights.

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