Comments on: Why I became a news photographer http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Toby http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/comment-page-1/#comment-335277 Sun, 15 Jun 2008 07:11:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/#comment-335277 Great pictures. Photographing life in crisis is always a challenge for photographers. Close, stark, intimate but not offensive. Telling the story as it is without intruding. Capturing moments, while all around you are so stunned that they don’t even realise you’re there.
Without images like these, how would the rest of the world know what has happened. Caring and compassion are evoked when the lens captures those moments which most of us dread.
Someone commented “Please help China”.
Well, here in British Columbia, Canada, the Provincial Government is considering the initiative of supplying lumber with which to build semi-permanent ‘shelters’. These modules would be built to house hundreds of thousands of people. This could be a great boost for our forest industry which has suffered harsh times in the last few years(Closures of sawmills etc). Our Northern forests are being ravaged by the pine beetle, rendering most of the trees unuseable. But helping China, by providing shelter, may be one way of turning things around.

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By: Yin http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/comment-page-1/#comment-335031 Wed, 04 Jun 2008 13:52:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/#comment-335031 If curiosity got the best of you, and you are so offended by these images, then you should just stay inside the box you chose to live in. These are some of the most moving pictures I have seen to date. For us that live in a tranquil world, sheltered all our lives from the chaos that permeates throughout, these pictures are a wake up; A call for sympathy; A call for understanding; A call for action. Just because you do not see it, does not mean it does not exist. You clicked on the link, now face the facts, learn the truth, and I hope you figure out how to deal with it.

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By: Diana Ngila http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/comment-page-1/#comment-334876 Tue, 27 May 2008 07:51:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/#comment-334876 Brilliant pictures they may be but those who were once alive and well are statistics now… they may be the face of the brutish force of nature but still human in the end. Just how is a photographer or reporter expected to maintain objectivity and balance in the face of such human suffering? And how do you deal with your own demons? It must be hard and trying to balance it all with previous personal experiences must be challenging. My question is: just how do you do it?

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By: Yuhong Huang http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/comment-page-1/#comment-334830 Fri, 23 May 2008 08:35:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/#comment-334830 We just started this “Photographers for China Earthquake Relief”. The idea is that we will assign a donation amount to our works and services . Anyone who donates to eligible organizations for the purpose of China Earthquake Relief can choose the works and services accordingly. We will have our first offline event this Saturday afteroon at Soyodo Bookstore in Temple City, CA.

Organizers of events to raise money for China earthquake victims, please email us at webmaster@photosalonla.org if you think our service can help you raise more money.

Photographers, please join us in this efforts.

For those who want to donate for the cause, come and check it out.

You can check for more details at: http://photosalonla.org

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By: Isolet http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/comment-page-1/#comment-334759 Fri, 16 May 2008 19:41:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/#comment-334759 I disagree with Diana, I needed to see this exactly to be brought back to earth and her torturous moods! This and the Myanmar Cyclone has completely gone by me – another day, another disaster.

Thank you for capturing the essence of what is happening, for opening my eyes that has been all too conveniently shut.

With regards to the Olympic Games, I think it is EXACTLY what a nation like China needs now to lift them up again.

God Bless all those who got hurt, and all the families who are displaced and lost loved ones.

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By: ib http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/comment-page-1/#comment-334757 Fri, 16 May 2008 16:45:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/#comment-334757 ….and what brilliant pictures they are? ouch.

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By: AY http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/comment-page-1/#comment-334752 Fri, 16 May 2008 14:26:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/#comment-334752 Your photography work is showing how you are a brave person who can press shutter button of your camera in such horrible situation Thank you very much for your work as a true news photographer. I hope world will send more help and aid after watching these photographs to China.

China should give up or postpone the Olympic 2008 after this major earthquake and help its people. Goddess of Mount Everest (Chomo Langma) is angry with China.

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By: Roger Gelfand http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/comment-page-1/#comment-334751 Fri, 16 May 2008 11:10:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/#comment-334751 Being a photographer myself (retired), I appreciate the efforts and personal trauma that these photographers go through in order to document for world viewers and history, the sad events as shown here. For those people who have negative comments, I ask, “If the photographs are so offensive, why do you look at them?” These people should try to do something positive instead of being always ‘purer than the Pope’. My compliments to this photographer and the fine work he does

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By: Alex http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/comment-page-1/#comment-334749 Fri, 16 May 2008 08:48:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/#comment-334749 first of all, thank you for international help. being a chinese, I feel badly sorry about the earthquake. Althouh china economy development is rapidly and stead-going,we still needed rescue player,medicine,food and so on.secondly,international media shoud enable world people to know the natural disaster.
please don’t critic the chinese govenment,I think the govenment do his best for relief.

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By: Alex http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/comment-page-1/#comment-334748 Fri, 16 May 2008 08:40:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/2008/05/15/why-i-became-a-news-photographer/#comment-334748 please help china

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