Comments on: The hard jobs What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: scythe Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:24:45 +0000 der spiegel had photographs of the bus wreckage showing the bloody smears of the carnage as it scraped the passengers along the wall

photographs attract readers to the news and advertising revenue

but there is a point where imagination is more evocative and the photograph fades into the banality of rescue voyeurism

By: Mazzaschi Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:53:18 +0000 All photographers offer their interpretation of the world’s colors and shapes, its action and its majesty. Some offer access, or humor, or juxtapositions, or sarcasm. Only a very few offer their humanity.

By: DanQueiroz Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:10:31 +0000 This probably is the worst part of been photographer. Death, especially with kids. RIP for those peoples!

By: GLsword Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:18:49 +0000 I am a decorated and disabled US Navy Veteran. When I tell folks that I have been around the world three times : once underwater going West to East, then again but that time otherway around so I won’t live a day longer than everyone else (international dateline crossing) and finally over both poles – my audience often questions the size of the fish. To be honest the ones that get away … are usually a bit bigger or smaller.

The point I am trying to make is I’ve been there and done that. Try Googling “USS Georgia sinks tug.” And NO! I wasn’t there either but for those of us who must play real “War Games” life and death becomes two sides of the same coin. If readers would do a little bit of research they should be able to verify the facts.

When I tell folks THIS one I usually make some casual remark about “lost cans of tuna” and/or fish food. That may seem inappropriate, rude or down right nasty. But death, destruction … war and many human activities are neither neat nor pleasant.

Think. Or better yet watch up close as the baby cow pops out; a young male bovine struggles while “we” remove a few of its body parts so it can grow up to be a prize steer and then be butchered so your darling little one (cat/dog or human?) can have a Hamburger “Happy Meal.”

That is what happens in REAL life. In my NOT so humble opinion or for what its worth, telling children “nice fairy tales” or educated adults to turn their heads to shield their eyes from the truth is wrong. It creates a world where false assumptions and the impossible demand for absolute safety rule the day.

Would those people have been safer climbing over the alps on foot? So take the pictures. Write and tell the story. If folks are offended – that just too bad!

By: together9 Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:31:02 +0000 the photo of the sorrow and grief portrayed on the face of the young girl enables all who see this feel the real tragedy of the tunnel accident…