12/06/12 352 W - + 3 - 1 Morning Reading - Ethics of Detachment


When do you put down the camera and help? Should you put down the camera and help? Outcry over this week's subway death story (or stories) in New York City notwithstanding, this is an oft-discuss among photojournalists. Or so it seems from a bit of morning reading. Below are some interesting and thought-provoking links on the subject, found via sundry Google searching. The issue of detachment certainly plays through my head at times, in the course of my documenting local emergencies and responders. Don't know if I'd call myself a photojournalist, however. Have to think on that one. This posting's title comes from this blog post by Ian Lind in Kaaawa, Hawaii. He's links to two of the stories below...







  
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