Reuters has published 'Our World Now 3', the third in a series of image-led books aimed at maximising the value of its news photography by giving it "a second life". The vast majority of the 350 images in the book have been taken using Canon cameras.
'Our World Now 3' is published as a small format paperback in four languages; by Thames & Hudson in the US, UK and France, by Edition Braus in Germany and by Random House Mondadori in Spain. The first in the series was published in April 2008. Previous Reuters photography books included 'The State of the World' (2006) and 'Sport in the 21st Century' (2007).
The latest book includes 'Witness' features, presenting in-depth photo essays and photographer profiles. "'Our World Now 3' has more behind-the-scenes stories," explained Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Vice President of Pictures at Reuters. "We have broadened the Witness sections to wider photographer experiences: living with the remote Nenets tribespeople in Russia's frozen Yamal peninsula; six weeks confinement with ousted President Zelaya in Honduras; uncovering the young stars of 'Slumdog Millionaire' in their Mumbai slum before the film's phenomenal success; and tracking a Californian sheriff on his daily tour of home repossessions. Our photography is getting richer each year with stronger human angles."
Karabuda Ecer added: "Our vision of news has changed a great deal in the past five years. News is no longer as event-driven as it once was. It is more about capturing 'our world now' – our fears, contradictions, hopes. It asks more questions than it answers and is conscious of the many layers of contemporary issues."