Photography ethics

Photo courtesy:  BBC news

The above pictured in the BBC website.

I felt very sad looking at the photo.

The Woman was collecting rice that was spilt on the

ground. Its really heart breaking to see somebody

lowered to such a state. 😦

Whether this Woman is a terrorist, muslim, Iraqi etc., etc., she is a Woman first. She is so caring that she
picks up rice for her family.

To top all this, the Photographer thought that it was appropriate to photograph her. Dear Photographer, do
the words “Photography ethics” tell you something? Shame on you.

And a soldier is happily posing for the photo without even a shade of shame or pity for the women.

Cross posted from Sri’s views

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14 thoughts on “Photography ethics

  1. a lot of photographers dont have ethics when it comes to their work…
    but sometimes they might just want to put a story across, probably just like u…the only difference being they dont use words and believe a picture says it all 🙂
    i agree he in a way made a mockery out of the situation by advertising it thru his pic…
    but dont u think some bloggers are in a way hyping it too by advertising the pic on here??

    no offence, but just how much is the ‘sympathy element’ really helping that woman??

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  2. //but dont u think some bloggers are in a way hyping it too by advertising the pic on here??//
    well we are discussing the issue here… some people like me are too cold hearted to feel anything, but VBR does feel strongly for it.. and i see no harm in raising the issue.

    //no offence, but just how much is the ’sympathy element’ really helping that woman??//
    the pictures from iraq and afganistan have been pinnacle in shaping the people’s opinion.
    if u dig a bit in history the pictures from Vietnam caused so much public outcry that USA had to withdraw from there.

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  3. I don’t see what is wrong with the picture? The photographer might in fact helped her after he took the picture. However, because of photographers like that we can see different kinds of angles to a story.

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  4. This picture is so humble, I admire photagraphers that have the courage to show us the ugly side of humanity, pictures like these are what motivate people to be better

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