More Thrills than Skills – A Half-life in Journalism, Part 66

Over the next few weeks, allmediascotland.com is to publish, each weekday, extracts from the memoirs of Scottish war correspondent, Paul Harris. ‘More Thrills than Skills: A Half-life in Journalism’, is being scheduled for publication next year.

I was still doing better than most photographers in Bosnia. Professional war photographers are known as ‘snappers’. They are a mysterious law unto themselves. There are always a few freelances about, who take incredible risks getting close to the action and then return with their film to the chaps at the Reuters and AP offices.

For every picture bought by the agencies in Bosnia they got a free replacement film and all of