Thursday, February 4, 2010

Too many Photographers in Haiti??? NY Times article...

Essay: Too Many Angles on Suffering?

Photographers from across the globe descended on Haiti last month after the earthquake. As the death toll grew, more photographers arrived — some with a deep history of working in Haiti or in conflict zones, some with neither. Some photographers were sent on assignment, supported by the budgets of large news organizations. Some went on their own dime.
Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press A policeman aimed his rifle at looters in downtown Port-au-Prince on Jan. 26.
At one point there were almost certainly too many photographers in Haiti. But which point?
This question is scarcely new. It attends every war, every conflict; each famine, disaster and political upheaval.
“I think it goes without saying that I believe it important that photographers are there to document the event,” said Uriel Sinai, a photographer for Getty Images, who was there.

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