Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 49

Thread: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

  1. #21

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    Well my guess would be that he was shot but while on the ground he still took photos and then after that he placed the cam by his side and passed out and/or died.

    And if you notice the first and 2nd frame, (based on the position of the people to the left moving etc), you can see that both shots were taken very very close to each other. The soldier probably wouldn't have enough time to shoot the photographer.

    My guess would be he died of a prior bullet shot not shown in any of these frames.

    My 2 c

    Z

  2. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Raffles Place
    Posts
    1,808

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    the soldiers wear slippers ? looks like vietcong..

  3. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    990

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    Photojournalists are the photogs most at risk of getting involved with the violence of their coverage subject...

    Look at Magnum's co-founder, Robert Capa, died by anti-personnel mines while trying to cover for LIFE magazine in Indochina. His famous words? "If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough"
    Dun blame the camera...blame the one behind the viewfinder :bsmilie:
    My Flickr..pls leave comments!

  4. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    end of there
    Posts
    230

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    I read from BBC website:

    He was Kenji Nagai, a video journalist for Tokyo-based news agency APF News.

    May all the deceased rest in peace..

  5. #25

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    Quote Originally Posted by Ally View Post
    I read from BBC website:

    He was Kenji Nagai, a video journalist for Tokyo-based news agency APF News.

    May all the deceased rest in peace..
    It was also in the Straits Times front page today. Pity i didn't get to read the article fully since I was in a rush to go to work.

    Z

  6. #26
    Senior Member creampuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Dover
    Posts
    5,116

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    the soldiers wear slippers ? looks like vietcong..
    Everybody wears slippers in Myanmar, jokes aside.

  7. #27

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    According to this website, that first picture was him pleading and not him taking pictures.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1811


  8. #28

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    some reports were saying he was hit by a stray bullet, not gunned down by the soldier.
    There was another angmoh journalist who died too right?
    One-North Explorers
    | Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos |

  9. #29

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    The govt fears that if there is a change, the common pple will come after them for their crimes over the years. They are not gonna to listen to the call of restraint from countries worldwide. The fear of losing control exceeds any sanctions that can be imposed on the generals.

  10. #30
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Singapore, western area
    Posts
    5,337

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    its like tiananmen square, perhaps a smaller scale, and somewhere closer to us..the situation looks only bleaker with each increasing death toll.

  11. #31
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Central West
    Posts
    1,952

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    It appears he was deliberately shot and killed by a soldier according to this news report on video footage shown on Japanese TV

    http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/...486567559.html

    "A helmeted soldier appeared to push to the ground a man identified as video-journalist Kenji Nagai, who was wearing knee-length shorts and sandals.

    As the man lies sprawled on his back, clutching his video camera in his right hand, a loud bang is heard, with a soldier pointing a rifle right in front of him.

    The soldier then races on, chasing after demonstrators.

    Fuji Television said the footage showed that Nagai was killed intentionally, not by a stray bullet."

  12. #32
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ang Mo Kio
    Posts
    1,199

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    A very sad case indeed.

    Hope this incident crisis would end asap.
    Let's get rolling :)

  13. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Singapore, western area
    Posts
    5,337

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry View Post
    It appears he was deliberately shot and killed by a soldier according to this news report on video footage shown on Japanese TV

    http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/...486567559.html

    "A helmeted soldier appeared to push to the ground a man identified as video-journalist Kenji Nagai, who was wearing knee-length shorts and sandals.

    As the man lies sprawled on his back, clutching his video camera in his right hand, a loud bang is heard, with a soldier pointing a rifle right in front of him.

    The soldier then races on, chasing after demonstrators.

    Fuji Television said the footage showed that Nagai was killed intentionally, not by a stray bullet."
    that is really wrong already..basket!

  14. #34

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    Yeah seems he WAS shot. Point blank from the looks of it.

    Here's a youtube video of the incident.

    http://www.fromthefrontline.co.uk/bl...&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
    Last edited by Zoobiee; 28th September 2007 at 10:06 PM.

  15. #35
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Raffles Place
    Posts
    1,808

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Everybody wears slippers in Myanmar, jokes aside.
    the slippers army !

    now is the time for USA to send a battle carrier group and moored near Burma.

  16. #36
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Central West
    Posts
    1,952

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    now is the time for USA to send a battle carrier group and moored near Burma.
    The US won't do anything unless Burma has lots of oil.

  17. #37
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Raffles Place
    Posts
    1,808

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry View Post
    The US won't do anything unless Burma has lots of oil.
    they have ! plus metal ore...

  18. #38

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    they have ! plus metal ore...
    Ehh..worse case scenario US can invade and take all those slippers. Can you see it..? A monopoly in 2nd hand slippers! They'd be unstoppable!

  19. #39

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    where is John Rambo...
    One-North Explorers
    | Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos |

  20. #40
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Raffles Place
    Posts
    1,808

    Default Re: Photos show 'death' of Japanese photographer in Burma

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoobiee View Post
    Ehh..worse case scenario US can invade and take all those slippers. Can you see it..? A monopoly in 2nd hand slippers! They'd be unstoppable!
    oh ya ! i got an idea.. if USA invades, i will buy shares of Nike and Timberland

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •