I’m not bothered by the photo by freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi of a man about to die in a New York subway. Abbasi is being criticized for being everything from a Godless man who enjoyed the opportunity to make money off his photos of the death to a coward for not having made an at tempt to save the doomed man.
He doesn’t deserve such criticism by readers. Only his peers can participate in the discussion about shooting first or helping first.
Take the case of photographers Horst Faas and Michel Laurent in Bangladesh. [Read more...]