I cannot believe this journalist selfishness. For his own gain so he can just get that one shot to win a competition for narcissistic glorification. But For him and his team to finish the shot and just leave her there to die a horrible and unnecessary death is a tragedy . To see a vulture there moving closer and closer even she must of known the presence of this grim weeper closing in on her, she must of tried to make her way to the photographer and his team thinking they are civilized and they will help her. But instead he walks away, and for what so he can climb the ladder in the media world.This type of attitude makes the Verve song “Better sweet symphony” more apparent and justified in its content!
So easy to judge a situation as this one. Ever thought of the purpose of taking such an image? To create awareness of this issue that needed attention. This one image may have helped many many people to realise they can do more in the world to help others in their plight in Hunger and other issues. I think its desperately sad that the photographer suffered much as a result of this image. It is indeed very sad he didnt pick up the child but look at it again and consider the other points… the childs parents were nearby, the child did get up and walk away. do more research into the image and the photographer before having such a harsh opinion. The photographer himself committed suicide which is incredibly sad for his family and friends and he must have suffered much as a result of the controversy of this image.
I would hope that a person who takes an image like this would also be a person to help however we don’t really know anything of what else was going on so hard to have a true opinion of his actions.
The world needs more grace, love and understanding
From a wanna be photojournalist
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