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Photojournalism ethics

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This is a blog/rss feed from the New York Times blog page.  It has a new photo each day from around the world-relating to no specific topic.  Some of the photos are upbeat and happy, others are gruesome and chilling.  There are questions constantly asked in the media and referred to as a problem with photojournalists.  What is the responsibility of the photographer in a tragic/dangerous situation to help the subject of their photo? Some of these photos show individuals in the middle east taking cover after just being attacked by a suicide bomber.  They are very graphic and some might deem them inappropriate.  I think it is important that these images are shown because we are so removed from these parts of the world and tragedy that occurs every day.  I have the opinion of if you don’t’ like it, don’t look at it.   Many people do not see it that way however.

Written by madelana

December 16, 2009 at 4:25 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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