Some of those lifeguards I see nowadays, hmph
I think regarding photojournalism, its hard to imagine how they do it, when you are comfortably sitting at home, but I guess when there are survival and emotional stimulants, one will perform, of course each of us performs differently, some are better than others, while there are also those who can never make it there, but are perhaps world best fashion shooters.
No comments on what the parents did right or wrong, I think its highly inconsiderate
Last edited by nikontiger; 6th June 2007 at 11:18 PM.
Again, we should not blame or even rely on lifeguards. One person should blame is themselves (parents).
Simple logical sense will know when we are nearby a pool (especially a deep swimming pool) they should take extra pre cautions. It's not the first time a child drown in a public or a private swimming pools (with life guards around). It has happen before and it will happen again if parents are not alert enough.
Never take chances.
As for photojournalism, we have to look on both sides. If you are the SPH photographer who is under their payroll, are you going to tell your editor you miss the shot?
If one wants to be all emotional, then one might as well live in a bubble... The world is cruel, people die, people get raped, murdered. What we have in Singapore is peanut news... in countries like Iraq, death is a daily affair.
If we get all emotional and say... hiya so poor thing, I dont think I want to take the photo then you are doing injustice to the dead. For they might have died but their stories could be an catalyst for change. However if you simply sweep their death under the carpet, it is as good as pretending the world is beautiful, there is no suffering.. so let us all go drink our cocktails and eat our buffets... "what? what did u say? What who die? Hiya no picture.. who knows if it is true... dont care lah.... "
End of the day a picture tells a thousand words, dont let the picture be taken in vain.
Nowadays with everything being outsourced (whether be it foreigners or some cheapo organizations), no-one cares about responsibility or integrity any more.
So what if a girl drown in the lifeguard's pool or bay?
Give the lifeguard a "F" for his / her appraisal?
Btw, where can I find this news online?
Last edited by Hoky; 7th June 2007 at 06:29 AM.
I think the local news in SG is toned down greatly already.
You should watch some of the news channels in neighbouring countries. Plenty of blood, gore and violence. Real stuff. Not hollywood.
so should all the doctors who treat terminally ill children... or those in the A&E break down n cry everytime they see a heart wrenching situation? I guess it takes someone who can detach emotons for that moment... and carry on their duty. what they are paid to do... photojournalists included....