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The Undercover Photographer

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The Undercover Photographer It was my first day as an undercover cameraman. My job was to take as many pictures as I could, without anyone noticing me, of course, in this war between France and Spain. I am told that anyone caught taking photographs will be tortured. Obviously I was very scared but I was told that I had the best technology at the present but I knew that tomorrow it would not be the case as technology changes every day. I was also told that my camera was self-destructive if it was taken away to be used as self defence and all I had to do was say 'self-destruct in 3...2...1...' and then it would blow up. ...read more.


After noticing that I was in the office developing my pictures my boss laughed and said take one of these, they don't have a flash! Being rather offended by this I stormed out of the office with my new camera. That afternoon I took an interesting picture of a Spanish boy being protected by his father. Many French were launching hand grenades at them out side their house. The next day in the Paris Times the journalist had misinterpreted it. He had written that they were intruding French property. I was the only one who actually knew the truth; everyone else was lead to believe the wrong story. However, it you look very closely you can see a Spanish number plate on a car out side the house. ...read more.


He told me that maybe it might make the front page and that my name would not be mentioned. In the French Gazette the next day all had been fixed and the whole country were talking about it. I had probably done the biggest and greatest job over the past week but nobody knew who it was who had taken the picture and no one cared at all. In one way this was good as I was completely safe but on the other hand if I went up to someone on the street no one would believe me because my name wasn't mentioned anywhere. As the war continues my career as an undercover cameraman goes on. When the war dies down I will go back to working in my local corner shop as all the usual photographers will come back from the army and my job will be gone. ?? ?? ?? ?? Gidon Mahalla 3C 09/11/00 ...read more.

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