11th February 2005, 11:01 PM
12th February 2005, 10:45 AM
12th February 2005, 11:40 AM
I strongly urge the moderator not to place such photos on the front page in future. I find them very very disturbing.
I wish to thank the original poster for his kind understanding.
Last edited by Jeff; 12th February 2005 at 06:14 PM.
12th February 2005, 05:45 PM
This issue has been debated to death before. Let's not start it again. As a photojournalist, they are there to do their job. If a regular person just goes there and snap for their own sake or for competitions/awards, then it's a different thing. I don't believe these photojournalists shoot for the sake of awards or recognition. I hope this thread will not denegerate into a flame war and eventually force this thread to be closed.
Originally Posted by Jeff
12th February 2005, 06:06 PM
I agree. Every picture/story has 2 sides to it if you chose to view it objectively.
Originally Posted by ckiang
A photojournalist braved his/her life to unfold the story/misery with pictures we saw on tv/paper/internet, without which the donation drive worldwide would not have been so successful.
12th February 2005, 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by jasphotography
A photojournalist provided his/her interpretation of the story.. i.e. painted the story in their own "words" (photos). One of the opposing side would have said it differently
12th February 2005, 06:13 PM
Well. Lets not go into that. It may and it will cause a big debate. Im sure many of us have seen these arguments occur right here at CS, and it wasnt a pretty sight. Lets just concentrate on the photos shall we?
Out the photos published, the American soldier being ambushed struck me hard. I guess thats whats the crux of a gd photo from a journalistic POV.
13th February 2005, 11:15 PM
Very interesting pictures and each with a very powerful message to be told especially the Factory and Bullet Ridden windscreen photo.
Originally Posted by Wryer
Factory shot is like personification of the rapid fast invasion of the China (cheap & hungry)force to take over the world economy.
I found the female football photo very amusingly funny. Heart warming even to see football in a difference perspective. Would love to have been there to capture the game with this interesting "dress-up"
The bullet ridden shot is the disturbing truth about this Iraq war.( any war for that matter) Whether for the right reason or not, people on both sides are dying. And the irony, more are dying after the invasion into Iraq then during the actual invasion. I hope shots like this will get public to come together and force their govts to rethink their (self) motives and solution to solving world problems.
Time to stop being the ostrich with your head in the sand each time something bad happens and only see life when it all rosy or through rose tinted glass. Face fact that life is not all good. But then it is not all that bad too. I think this 3 photographs shows 3 primary aspects that pre-occupies most of our waking hours these days. Signs of the Times.
16th February 2005, 12:41 AM
That's not the correct pix for the main prize.
Originally Posted by ckiang
It is this magnificent piece by Arko Datta of Reuters:
This is a very tasteful shot full frame with good use of natural line, and tells a great story.
16th February 2005, 09:43 AM
Yes I know, Simon originally posted the shot you posted. I just personally prefer the other shot by the same photog.
Originally Posted by oeyvind