Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Pinoy Pod 30

Covering the People Power Revolution

Photographer Kim Komenich won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the People Power Revolution that forced President Ferdinand Marcos from office 20 years ago.

At the time, Komenich was a photographer with the San Francisco Examiner and covered the story with then-reporter Phil Bronstein. Both are now with The Chronicle, and Bronstein is the paper's editor.

Komenich said they covered "heroes'' and "larger than life'' people on both sides of the revolution, from rebel priest Father Conrado Balweg to Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. He survived getting shelled by Marcos troops and getting caught in a crossfire in Manila. They ate "off the earth'' one week and at Malacanang Palace the next.

This week on Pinoy Pod, Komenich remembers his travels and adventures throughout the Philippines, starting in 1984 when he first photographed Corazon Aquino.



Blogger Rizalist said...

Oh how I enjoyed the sounds of the cable car in the opening of your podcast! Congratulations. This really works. More power to you Ben.

(A long time ago, I put myself through college working for the SF Chron/Exam and used to take the Powell line home).

You're on a blogroll at Philippine Commentary. Hope the Archipelago comes to your POD.

Might wanna look at ODEO too since you got such great content.

Sun Dec 17, 04:26:00 AM  

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