Brent Stirton, EOS 5D Mark II

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya, July 13, 2011

[Photo credit: © Brent Stirton/Getty Images Reportage]

Permanently guarded by four armed sentries, Brent’s image of one of the last northern white rhinos in the world was captured as part of a wider investigation into the use of animals in black-market medicines. Highlighting the fragility of the rhino’s existence as the world’s most endangered species, the image reached an audience of millions globally

Captured by some of the world’s leading photographers, the images have been released to highlight the power of photography and the role it plays in helping bring about change.

Kieran Magee, director, Professional Imaging Group at Canon Europe, said: ‘Since the launch of the original EOS 5D in 2005, the series has grown to become one of the most popular camera ranges of all time. Ten years on, and now with four iterations under our belts, we’re showcasing today at Visa pour l’Image [International Festival of Photojournalism in France] how the EOS 5D series has enabled photographers around the world to tell some of the most important stories throughout the past decade.’

Canon added in a statement: ‘From exposing the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army, to uncovering illegal logging of rare and endangered trees in Madagascar, the EOS 5D has been the camera of choice for many professional photographers over the past decade and has captured some of the world’s most significant and important moments.’

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John Moore, EOS 5D Mark I

Arlington, USA, May 27, 2007

War Dead Honored On Memorial Day Weekend

[Photo credit: © John Moore/Getty Images]

John’s image of a woman weeping at the foot of her husband’s grave depicts a personal moment of change against a backdrop of simultaneously changing attitudes towards the deployment of troops in conflicts overseas such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Published within many of the world’s leading media titles, his image touched the heart of millions and showed the devastating consequences at home of war

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala, EOS 5D Mark I

Colombia, November 29, 2007

Conflict in Colombia / Le conflit Colombien

[Photo credit: © Alvaro Ybarra Zavala/Getty Images Reportage]

Taken whilst on assignment to document the Colombian civil war, Alvaro’s image of two female guerrilla soldiers caught the attention and imagination of the mainstream media, highlighting the long suffering plight of the Columbian people and bringing the reality of this largely forgotten 50-year conflict to the general public

Veronique de Viguerie, EOS 5D Mark I

Hobyo, Somalia, October 27, 2008

Pirates Of Somalia

[Photo credit: © Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images Reportage]

When Veronique de Viguerie and her journalist colleague travelled to Somalia to meet with one of the pirate chiefs, it was still an unknown story outside of the region. The resulting report was ground-breaking and was published as the first landmark feature on the subject, just as it was about to enter headlines globally

 Toby Smith, EOS 5D Mark II

Masoala National Park, Madagascar, August 21, 2009

Illegal Logging in Madagascar

[Photo credit: © Toby Smith/Getty Images Reportage]

Toby’s body of work on illegal logging of endangered species of trees in Madagascar became part of the first prosecution on US soil of international traders using endangered species of timber

 Ed Ou, EOS 5D Mark II

Mogadishu, Somalia, April 24, 2010

U.S. Paid Child Soldiers

[Photo credit: © Ed Ou/Getty Images Reportage]

Ed’s heart-breaking photos of young children armed with powerful weapons were published internationally and later shown in the US Senate, which went on to see the US government and UN Security Council apply renewed pressure on the Somali transitional government to stop using child soldiers

Marco Di Lauro, EOS 5D Mark II

Gadabedji, Niger, June 27, 2010

Niger Food Crisis

[Photo credit: © Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images Reportage]

Marco Di Lauro partnered with UNICEF UK to document the serious food crisis gripping the West African nation of Niger. His surreal, striking photograph captured the attention of the public by offering something new – a different side to a widely reported issue. The impact of the work helped raise several million dollars in a few months for the Nigerien people

Jonathan Torgovnik, EOS 5D Mark II

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 10, 2011

[Photo credit: Jonathan Torgovnik / Getty Images Reportage]

Port-au-Prince was one of the most severely damaged places in Haiti during the devastating earthquake in 2010. Published internationally, Jonathan’s image raised refreshed awareness about the extraordinarily poor conditions that people were still living in one year on

 Laurent Van der Stockt, EOS 5D Mk II; Jobar, Damascus, Syria – 13 April, 2013

SYR: Damascus

[Photo credit: © Laurent Van der Stockt/Getty Images Reportage]

The series of images, video footage and soil samples that Laurent and a fellow journalist took were published globally and used by French, British and American administrations as evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army. This led to pressure by world leaders to stop the use of chemical weapons in this conflict

Dan Kitwood, EOS 5D Mark III

Kos, Greece, June 4, 2015

Migrants Continue To Arrive On Greek Island Of Kos

[Photo credit: © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images]

Dan’s image of four Pakistani migrant men arriving on the beach of the Greek Island of Kos from Turkey captures one of the most important stories to have come out of 2015 so far. His work has been published internationally in many influential media outlets, helping to raise awareness of the issue around the world