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Referring to the guy helping not the shot taker.
Look at the camera on his shoulder...
Someone has to document horrific events. The best photojournalism requires photographers to distance themselves from the events occurring around them. Kudos for the fellow who helped, but criticism of the actual photographer is misplaced. How would we be having this conversation without his picture?
And do we need to have the conversation ?
over providing succour to the injured ?
As to world best photographer more 'decent human being' a much higher accolade.
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I agree with Adam.
I don't necessarily have an issue with a photo like this being taken. The issue is with how it is used. In the context of this thread, it's really a despicable use of a photo like this. No need to show the victim like this in an attempt to demonstrate how "great" a citizen is for helping out.
I don't know enough about the context of the photo to render an opinion if there is a good context that benefits from the use of the photo. But this isn't one. There has to be a good journalistic need that outweighs the hit to human dignity.
Again, I don't have so much an issue with a photographer making the split decision to take the photo. But, one has to use judgement in USING the photo. The OP in my opinion, used terrible judgement in deciding to use this photo for very little purpose. The message could have been conveyed that a photographer chose to get involved and help without posting this photo. It's all opinion, but my opinion is it is a very misguided use of such a photo.
No need to be like that, the shot is avarage and I did not see the camera.
If you have to ask the question, I seriously doubt there's any point to giving you an answer.
why cannot we assume that the two photographers, giving his hands & taking the pictures, were together, when they run into this situation? They night say: WE have to give our hands to help.
typo correction: they might say
any decent human being would give a hand in this situation....
+1 for the photographer who carry the injured person.
-1 for the person who photograph the picture....
I'm not sure I agree. If there is no need to more help; what if you can do nothing better?
If (s)he had not recorded this moment we'd not appreciate the other photographers responsible action.
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