Comments on: Witnessing the Nairobi mall massacre http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/23/witnessing-the-nairobi-mall-massacre/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: scottsmithphoto http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/23/witnessing-the-nairobi-mall-massacre/comment-page-1/#comment-354926 Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:41:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=43430#comment-354926 I can not understand the conflict the photographer must have had trying to document this atrocity and help people to get to safety as I have never been in such a situation.

I am greatful for this.

I find this Reuters Photography blog a very good source of honest news with unbiased and real commentary

I am also greatful for the honesty and shocking images, unfortunately this is the world we live in and it is down to each and every one of us to try and make it a better place.

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By: mahomedlimalia http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/23/witnessing-the-nairobi-mall-massacre/comment-page-1/#comment-354877 Sat, 05 Oct 2013 12:07:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=43430#comment-354877 i am upset cause noboby is making a fuss about what happened at the westgate mall. these attackers ar fanatics and dont know islam. they are not muslim for all i care. the prophet muhammad said very clearly that no women or child must be killed in jihad… for gods sake… this was not even jihad( holy war). this is not islam. these are not muslim this is pure barbarism. on behalf of muslims of south africa… we distance ourselves from these organisations.
may allah punish all those responsible

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By: MELeaf http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/23/witnessing-the-nairobi-mall-massacre/comment-page-1/#comment-354853 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:03:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=43430#comment-354853 I applaud Goran Tomasevic. The role he plays in bringing us accounts of incidents such as this is a very important one. It is because people like him are willing to put themselves in harm’s way to cover stories like this taht we learn what is going on in the world. Bearing witness to history is very important work for all of us.

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By: Recon6 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/23/witnessing-the-nairobi-mall-massacre/comment-page-1/#comment-354848 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:53:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=43430#comment-354848 This is Not a religious War !! The individuals who committed these repulsive acts are Islamist fanatics with a desire to obtain Power, and institute Sharia law and the denigration of women.

This photographer was a Brave man doing a service for all so that we could better understand what happened. It is in poor taste to verbally assault his bringing a first person account to our attention, something lacking in the majority of threads I have seen.

And he Did assist several folks! Plz remember that in such carnage our ‘systems’ have a tendency to shut down to what we are witnessing and we react to stimuli…in retrospect he might have performed differently, perhaps not, imo…

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By: Bigredh http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/23/witnessing-the-nairobi-mall-massacre/comment-page-1/#comment-354847 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:00:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=43430#comment-354847 What a tragic human being. I hope someone would have helped you if you had been injured, instead of making excuses while taking pictures of you dying.

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By: ChrisP47 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/23/witnessing-the-nairobi-mall-massacre/comment-page-1/#comment-354843 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:39:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=43430#comment-354843 Truly a brave photogrher who went into harms way with only a camera to protect himself…Well done Reaters for showing us the the real pictures and allowing us to see the the truth of story.

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By: Lagipoiva http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/23/witnessing-the-nairobi-mall-massacre/comment-page-1/#comment-354842 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:39:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=43430#comment-354842 Tomasevic is trying to justify snapping photos of those suffering, capturing the blood for the sake of ‘good’ photo journalism. As a journalist this sort of journalism continues to disgust me, when we use the suffering of others for our gain. Is it not enough that these people are dead, injured and traumatized enough, can you imagine being the daughter, mother, son, sister, brother or father of one of the dead or injured people you just photographed? You took away their dignity.

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By: RM-L http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/23/witnessing-the-nairobi-mall-massacre/comment-page-1/#comment-354841 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:12:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=43430#comment-354841 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas supports this kind of terrorism:

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/abbas- admits-sending-terrorists-to-kill-israel is?t=Abbas+admits+sending+terrorists+to+ kill+Israelis%21

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By: dkahumbu http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/23/witnessing-the-nairobi-mall-massacre/comment-page-1/#comment-354838 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 05:14:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=43430#comment-354838 I would have put my camera down put EVERYTHING aside and done EVERYTHING I could to help the victims. I was not interested in pictures Only survivors. :(

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By: roxy_esco http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/09/23/witnessing-the-nairobi-mall-massacre/comment-page-1/#comment-354834 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:26:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=43430#comment-354834 Seriously, Reuters? What has this added to the story except some blood and gratuitous depictions of acute human suffering? There is no point except to feed people’s base curiosity, and to provide a platform for Mr Tomasevic to dole out CYA excuses as to why he was doing his job instead of acting like a compassionate human. I’m curious as to what editorial debates took place before this was published.

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