Saturday, October 05, 2013
The Picture of a Lifetime and the Ethics of Photojournalism
I resist the Great Man Theory of History, but when I think of the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, I wonder.
Anyway, the ethical aspect? The photographer admires the man. He sees him shot down. He takes the picture. He is not the one kneeling beside the man he admires. He does his job, which is not to intervene but to take the picture. Note the very last sentence.