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The Story Behind the Photos of a Migrant's Brutal Killing in South Africa

Twenty-eight seconds. James Oatway checked the time stamps of the series of pictures he captured of an attack that took place in South Africa’s Alexandra Township last weekend. 615 more words

Thoughts on the World Press Photo Award Controversy

I remember a few years ago, when I was a college junior and a bright-eyed journalism student, I had asked an older photojournalist for advice. His advice was to find a new career. 1,212 more words

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How not to photograph a severed head

Sometime in the early 1990s, I believe, I was sent to the area of Frazier Park, California, to cover a reported small plane crash in the mountains between Bakersfield and Los Angeles. 1,654 more words

Who is that big dude down front?

Every performance I attend these days has someone with some photographic device capturing the moment and definitely disrupting the view and listening experience. Or, has it always been that way and I need to chill out? 326 more words


On Disturbing Video and Difficult Content

POTENTIALLY DISTURBING VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP. Three days ago the Tampa Bay Times posted raw cell phone video of a fiery crash that took place on I-275 outside of Tampa, Florida. 320 more words

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Did a "Black Woman Chair" Disrespect MLK Day?

Buro 24/7, a Russian online magazine, published an interview with a Russian magazine editor on Martin Luther King Day that featured photographs of the editor sitting on what appears to be a half-naked African American woman (see above). 207 more words

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NYT Powerful Front Page: Was it Necessary?

Today’s front page of The New York Times (above) featured a photograph of a young woman showing a scar on her breast bearing a Star of David tattoo. 236 more words

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