thoughts on banned photos

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  1. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    now that bodies are starting to submerge in new orleans, i hear the media has been asked to refrain from taking photos. some of you are photo journalists, others, i'm sure have an opinion. how do you feel about this?

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  2. bace

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    I think it's pretty gross that pictures of dead people are popping up. Can you imagine looking over a site and finding a picture of you dead loved one?

    I've never really understood the fasination with taking pictures of the dead.
     
  3. Alison

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    I agree with Bace. I think there are ways for journalists/photojournalists to show the horror of what's happened without showing dead bodies. I personally believe it's disrespectful to the family, and the deceased person to take a photo like that.
     
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    There are much more subtle ways to convey the loss that comes with death than a picture of a dead body. I think that pictures of dead bodies shouldn't have to be banned--printing them should never have been an option, in the name of decency, good taste, and out of respect for the dead.

    **edit: too fast for me Alison!
     
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    Taking pictures of a disaster is going to be important.. Bodies should be seen but they should not be able to be identifiable..


    My 2 cents

    Steve :thumbup:
     
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    With thousands still looking for their children, parents, siblings, etc., it would just amplify the horror to me. I have a hard time watching the reports on the living; those who lost their lives should be allowed to rest with dignity.
     
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    They'll all be photographed for varying reasons, but to help ID them is surely top of the list. :( And if a picture is taken, it may well end up being viewed for reasons other than its main intent.

    There will be a fascination with the morbid aspects of this tragedy. This is the same race that slows down to view car wrecks as we pass, right?

    I fear money will be made at the expense of others....is there anything new with that concept, though? :meh:

    We'd better brace ourselves.
     
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    WHAT!!!!!!
     
  9. bace

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    :thumbup:
     
  10. Alison

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    :lol: Yes, I know, rare but when it happens I feel it deserves a mention :mrgreen:
     
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    I just got the news report from hell....looks like snow.
     
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    Zing.
     

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