George is a self-trained visual journalist and is no stranger to throwing himself into tragic events to make sure there’s a visual account of what has happened – but the March 15 attacks were something on a scale he had not encountered before. According to his colleagues, he was the first photographer outside the mosque – and captured imagery that will probably never see the light of day.
In this episode, George Heard talks to Rev Frank Ritchie about running on adrenaline, recording history and the processing that followed.
Rev. Francis (Frank) Ritchie is the lead chaplain for Media Chaplaincy New Zealand. If you work in the media and would like to sit down and have a confidential chat with Frank over coffee to discuss life and work, feel free to get in touch.