John Jochimsen

Photojournalist John Jochimsen’s memoir Eighty Years Gone in a Flash showcases his life and work. For more than fifty years he was devoted to breaking the stories of the day. Often working alone, he risked his life to document many of the world’s conflicts. Assignments included prolonged spells in the Sudan, Kenya and Liberia, and in Malaya, where he was caught in a fire-fight between British troops and terrorists. His pictures defined an era, and appeared regularly in a string of magazines across the globe. John reveals the stories behind his pictures, providing fascinating insights into photography (from glass plates to digital) and the world’’s social history as he recounts the personal tale of a 20th-century photojournalist.