The harsh realities of photo journalism

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  1. sam_justice

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    I know this forum isn't for politics but after reading this I really wanted to share it. This photo is very famous, I'm sure the majority of you are aware of it. But for those who haven't seen it before and are wanting to get into photo journalism, just prepare yourself for the things you might see.

    Wanting a Meal
     
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    No harsher than any other occupation/hobby.
     
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    Well known photograph... for both the photo (and the Pulitzer it won) as well as the impact it had on the viewers and more importantly the photographer himself.

    I would surmise war photographers face this each time they are inserted into a war zone....

    You should also watch the documentary "War Photographer" about James Natchwey
     
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    I had not seen that one, but images like that and others can change cultures.
     
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    Is this a serious post?

    Just googled it thanks for the heads up, am going to have to check it out!
     
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    Very powerful photograph indeed.
     
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    Uh huh, it sure is. Suicide isn't limited to this profession, thus it's not any more/less harsh than many others.

    Acclaimed doctor commits suicide over work pressure

    More suicides at France Telecom

    Report: Military needs new office to stem suicides

    Suicide calls soar in Allegan County

    Suicides, depression cost Japanese economy 2.7 trillion yen in 2009

    Army suicides hitting close to home

    And I won't go into the suicide bombers who's job it is to kill themselves while trying to kill US.

    I'm not saying the image isn't powerful or that the outcome isn't disturbing, I'm just sayin' ;)
     

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