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i have seen many of these, but to review them all at once and visit/re-visit each situation is very powerful.

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Good link. Goes to show just how conservative we have become with what we as a soceity are willing to photograph and distribute. That 9/11 photo still pisses me off.

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The vulture and starving child and Oklahoma City photos are particularly gut wrenching.

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I have "Lunch atop a Skyscraper" on the wall in my office. If OSHA was around back then, they would take the prime contractor and the steel erector to jail for that.

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some good 'owned' images there. :D

 

I truly hope that this doesn't mean what I think it means.

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I truly hope that this doesn't mean what I think it means.

 

 

consider the source. of course it does.

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I admit I'm not familiar with the Omayra Sánchez story from that picture. That's terribly sad, but why couldn't a few guys dig her out? I don't understand and wiki really doesn't say. I see that concrete trapped her, but you think they could've moved it somehow to free her in the 3 days or so it took her to die.

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I admit I'm not familiar with the Omayra Sánchez story from that picture. That's terribly sad, but why couldn't a few guys dig her out? I don't understand and wiki really doesn't say. I see that concrete trapped her, but you think they could've moved it somehow to free her in the 3 days or so it took her to die.

 

 

Or sealed around her and siphoned off the water.

 

Apparently there were hundred of people trapped as she was.

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I have "Lunch atop a Skyscraper" on the wall in my office. If OSHA was around back then, they would take the prime contractor and the steel erector to jail for that.

 

My fear of heights does not allow me to look at that photo very long! :D

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My fear of heights does not allow me to look at that photo very long! :D

 

No chit. Its an unbelievable photo. And it looks like the guy on the right has a bottle of vodka in his hand.. :D

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Some truly amazing photography there and some truly amazing people that took those photos.

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Some truly amazing photography there and some truly amazing people that took those photos.

 

 

According to Wikipedia, the dude that took the pic of the vulture and the starving child stood there for 20 minutes hoping the vulture would spread his wings so he could get a better shot. Makes him an assholio in my book for not helping the starving kid get to the food center.

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According to Wikipedia, the dude that took the pic of the vulture and the starving child stood there for 20 minutes hoping the vulture would spread his wings so he could get a better shot. Makes him an assholio in my book for not helping the starving kid get to the food center.

 

This is a hard call--first off, given that none of us are directly working to help starving kids around the world it seems somewhat hypocritical to criticize someone else for not helping; secondly, and likely more importantly, the more heartwrenching the photo, the more likely it is that more aid might be forthcoming that could end up helping people much more than any other action that the photographer could have done right then and there.

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This is a hard call--first off, given that none of us are directly working to help starving kids around the world it seems somewhat hypocritical to criticize someone else for not helping; secondly, and likely more importantly, the more heartwrenching the photo, the more likely it is that more aid might be forthcoming that could end up helping people much more than any other action that the photographer could have done right then and there.

 

 

Good points as usual Wiegie....I'll give the guy a partial pass.

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I didn't capture this person's death. I captured part of his life. This is what he decided to do, and I think I preserved that.

 

Right on!

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According to Wikipedia, the dude that took the pic of the vulture and the starving child stood there for 20 minutes hoping the vulture would spread his wings so he could get a better shot. Makes him an assholio in my book for not helping the starving kid get to the food center.

 

 

Haunted by the horrific images from Sudan, Carter committed suicide in 1994 soon after receiving the award.

 

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My fear of heights does not allow me to look at that photo very long! :D

 

 

That thing gets me vertigo just thinking about it.

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I find it hard to believe that this haunting image wasn't included.

 

Holy crap!!!

 

Is it legal to do a flying-elbow-drop off the turnbuckle onto a bunch of infants???

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I have "Lunch atop a Skyscraper" on the wall in my office.

 

We have it too.

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