Finalist, Rory Peck Award for News

Roger Arnold (American)

April - May 2010, Thailand

Red Shirts Protest

Commissioned and broadcast by Wall Street Journal /

This footage is a detailed diary of events in Bangkok during the final week of the anti-government protests in May 2010. Close, immediate and dramatic, we see the conflict from both the perspective of the protestors and that of  the Thai army. Roger is based in Bangkok, and The story unfolded on his doorstep.  He was on the streets day and night, filming events as they happened. His footage shows the devastating violence of the protests and their tragic results. Among the many people injured during the conflict were several of Roger's journalist friends One of them was killed.


Roger Arnold is a freelance photographer, cameraman and journalist who has travelled and photographed in more than 50 countries. His work has appeared in print, TV and internet outlets around the world including: The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, ABC, Paris Match, Der Speigel, Le Figaro, Stern, Financial Times, Cicero, Marie Claire, Elle, Days Japan, Janes Intelligence Review, Penthouse, GQ, Maxim, Amnesty International, International Committee of the Red Cross, and the United Nations.

(*as of 2010)

Judges Comments

"As you would expect from a photojournalist, the photography is fantastic. And he was everywhere! He showed initiative and courage; he covered the story from all angles, from all locations - you couldn't ask for more."