Comments on: Shouting into the wind http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: home and landscape mn http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/comment-page-1/#comment-335679 Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:13:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/#comment-335679 same here!

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By: Reuben http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/comment-page-1/#comment-334800 Tue, 20 May 2008 15:38:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/#comment-334800 Wedding photographers? Absolutely not; contrarily I wish there were more resources on how to get involved with this sort of journalism…

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By: Johan Etsebeth http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/comment-page-1/#comment-334697 Sun, 11 May 2008 00:46:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/#comment-334697 Be encouraged. Don’t let silly folks determine what we know is in humanity’s interest. Those who carry no burden for others, will one day find themselves with nothing left to live for…

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By: Dan Scribner http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/comment-page-1/#comment-334680 Thu, 08 May 2008 19:31:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/#comment-334680 I wish I could say I do not belive your “shouting in the wind” comments, but I do. There is a group of people in this country who are so terrified of the dark – I don’t know how else to put it – they react negatively to anything they cannot control or understand. And there are groups like that around the world, hence Myanmar’s government’s unwillingness, or at least foot dragging, to allow international aid. You are NOT shouting in the wind! Keep shouting!

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By: Fred http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/comment-page-1/#comment-334678 Thu, 08 May 2008 18:19:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/#comment-334678 How far-reaching are our past shortcomings ! The exposures of 9/11 and Katrina remain fresh in the memory of ‘third world’ nations. The victims of those disasters are still waiting relief efforts to reach them in many instances. Because they live with disasters that are not only natural but also a result of Governments who are corrupt, lackluster and self-righteous, the Third World victims have come to accept whatever their fate is with little sign of hope. Hopefully the pressure from International aid agencies will bring about a new
mindset not only for the Myanmar officials but for the rest of the needy people around the globe.

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/comment-page-1/#comment-334673 Thu, 08 May 2008 07:25:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/#comment-334673 Russel, you are not shouting into the wind. I am a wedding photographer who wishes he could be doing what you guys do!

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By: Alexey Berezin http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/comment-page-1/#comment-334670 Thu, 08 May 2008 02:49:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/#comment-334670 Russel, you are not shouting into the wind. You are doing your job. Period. And for many people your work and your team’s work on the edge is inspiration.
I like Finbarr O’Reilly’s words about work: “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”.
And when it seems that people don’t care – there is always someone – for example your colleges who respect you for your work, your help and professionalism.
Best regards from RIA Novosti correspondent in Washington, DC.

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By: benjamin http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/comment-page-1/#comment-334665 Wed, 07 May 2008 18:15:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/07/shouting-into-the-wind/#comment-334665 That’s funny, because everyone in the US was crying when Katrina rocked the south coastline. We all wanted everyone else to give a crap. The irony of it is, we had the money and resources to bail ourselves out of that disaster. These people in Myanmar had very little, and what little they had just got washed away in a storm surge.

Why is it that when America is in a bad place, we want the world to grieve for us. But if there is a disaster on the other side of the planet, it’s percieved as “someone else’s probelm” or just a waste of front page real estate? Kind of makes me sick to know I share a country with people who really feel that anything of importance is going to happen right here, within our own borders. Everything else is non-important.

The reported loss of life in Louisiana after Katrina was 1,464. There are still fundraisers going to relieve the victims of that storm.

Myanmar has an estimated death toll of over 20,000 people and their resources can’t compare to what we have here. Now you want to ask why we should care about it…? To me, that seems sad.

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