"While I worked to cover this story in a more traditional sense, I was also drawn to using my iPhone as I have in Afghanistan. Small mobile phone cameras are innocuous and enable a far greater intimacy with a subject. It was a liberating experience; to point and shoot with a small device, unhampered by camera bags full of gear and reacting to the world around me.
…using my iPhone allowed me transmit images from the field, updating my blog like many of the Libyan revolutionaries around me. Embracing this new paradigm of journalism - no middleman, no publisher - I posted images from Libya and gained over 500 followers in a week, regular curious people - Libyans, Americans, Europeans - who bypassed traditional traditional news sources.
It is perhaps fitting that social media has enabled the Arab Spring movement across the Middle East and embraced mobile devices as content gatherers. Is this the future of journalism?” - Photojournalist Ben Lowy, who recently traveled back to Libya