Photographer under attack for photographing pothole victim

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  1. darin3200

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    Basically this photographer in China waited by a pothole and got pictures of a guy riding his bike as he hit the pothole and crashed. He is being criticised for not warning the guy about the pothole, but he defends himself by saying he was raising attention about the pothole problem.

    http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1399668.html

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    why, the photog hasn't done anything illegal... I'm defimitely on his side, although morally speaking, he should've warned the other guy. But he didn't, and that's not criminal... furthermore the other guy's alright.
    And that does rise attention to potholes. Criticising the photog is just a tactic to avoid the subject.
     
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    Perhaps the photographer could have found another way to illustrate the danger of the pothole without knowingly allow a cyclist to risk harm to get his picture. Even a staged photo could have illustrated the danger.

    The photographer should be executed.

    (Just kidding.)

    This reminds me (loosely) of a movie I saw years ago called C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog) and it was presented as a documentary about a man who wants to make a film about serial killers and he actually hooks up with one and accompanies him on his killing spree, even assisting him once when the killer needed one more hand to complete the task. The connection here between the pot hole incident and this movie isn't solid but loosely hints of a link between the observer and the incident.


    Man Bites Dog.
     
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    The guy on the bicycle was using an umbrella. He should have been paying attention to the road.
     
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    I'm sort of unsure about this one. On one hand, the guy on the bike is going to crash regardless, the only reason the photographer is there is to the take a picture of the inevitable. On the other hand, at the point in time that he is there it changes the equation a bit.
    I think on the photogs side
     
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    Or the lack of it. :lol:
     
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    pffff I think pgotographer was right.... I don't care that the guy on a bike is a muff... it is his problem... I agree with Hertz here... he should be paing attention to the road... what a fool takes a bike AND an ubrella when it is raining??
     
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    good captures though! :)
     
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    pheeew, I thought I was the only sadist to think that ;)
     
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    he didn't create the pothole

    he's taking flak simply because he photographed it happening, whereas if you were a bystander or if you had a video camera setup and were not there when it happened, nobody would bring it up
     
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    I thought the same thing :)
     
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    People like us should be locked up :D
     

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