Comments on: “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Alexey Berezin http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/comment-page-1/#comment-332349 Tue, 18 Dec 2007 10:16:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/#comment-332349 “The best photojournalism is often discomforting to look at”. That is why if you are close enough your pictures are good enough. Thank you, David, for your article.

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By: Finbarr http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/comment-page-1/#comment-332160 Fri, 23 Nov 2007 07:29:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/#comment-332160 Dave, thanks for this posting and to people’s comments. However, to me, it’s irrelevant whether or not people “want” to hear or see what I am reporting. I’ve spent most of my career covering stories nobody cares about, mostly in Africa. But this doesn’t mean these stories are not worth telling. It is our duty to provide images or tell stories that make people see what is happening, to make them care, whether they want to or not. If we only provide images that people want, then we are pandering to an audience instead of challenging them and pushing them to think differently. That is why the best photojournalism is often discomforting to look at.
-Finbarr

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By: lieven(.be) http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/comment-page-1/#comment-332152 Thu, 22 Nov 2007 06:54:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/#comment-332152 Thanks for the nice article. Those guys deserve a lot of respect. Not only are they risking their lifes, they’re also making very nice photo’s!

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By: robert wiedenfeld http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/comment-page-1/#comment-332117 Fri, 16 Nov 2007 15:12:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/#comment-332117 so true;inspiring. thank you reuters.

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By: robert wiedenfeld http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/comment-page-1/#comment-332116 Fri, 16 Nov 2007 15:09:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/#comment-332116 so true; inspiring. thank you

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By: Diana Ngila http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/comment-page-1/#comment-332113 Fri, 16 Nov 2007 08:06:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2007/11/15/if-your-photographs-arent-good-enough-youre-not-close-enough/#comment-332113 I agree with you Dave, you may have something to say but if no one bothers to listen, its not worth saying it.
I also would like to applaud the photojournalists embedded with the troops. Its a sacrifice they are willing to make to bring us the news in the comfort of our homes and especially Finbarr-i like your work man, keep up never give up. You all truly are an inspiration.

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