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As the Photographers--What will we do?
« on: October 26, 2013, 10:39:39 AM »
Dear Friends.
As the Photographers,   What will we do, when we see the  bad News / Bad Actions in front of us---Shoot the Photos first and Help them  , or Forget about Photos and Help Them---Or do Both  As Nick UT. Did ??
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As the Photographers--What will we do?
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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2013, 10:48:42 AM »
If is a life threatening situation, drop the camera and help 1st.
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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 11:07:10 AM »
If is a life threatening situation, drop the camera and help 1st.

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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 11:50:33 AM »
Yes, Humanity trumps Photography. If there is a way to help someone, that would be the priority.

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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 12:30:41 PM »
Perhaps controversial based on the responses provided so far, but, sometimes taking the picture helps more.  I'm not a conflict photographer, nor am I a photojournalist in sensitive situations, but a true calling requires discipline and sacrifice.  Again, sometimes taking the photo helps more. 

Check out some of Larry Burrows' stuff - "With a brave crew in a deadly fight" or perhaps Kevin Carter's Sudan suff (which I might point out both paid the ultimate sacrifice for themselves). 

Bringing awareness CAN be more important than the isolated event.  Taking the picture can be the more human choice.

Easy to talk about what to do when I'm sitting behind my computer with a latte.

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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 01:09:23 PM »
The general reaction of normal human beings is to help out first ... I don't think people think about taking photos when we can help (maybe with the exception of some sick/creepy journalists) ... but that being said if there was an aircraft crash, we wold most likely record it, coz we know we cannot do anything about it. But if we see a person hit by a car lying on the road we would call for an ambulance and stand-by till the ambulance comes (this happened to me a couple of years ago when a Qatar Airways staff was hit by a car - I called the ambulance and waited till the ambulance came - unfortunately she passed away).
But there are situations when capturing the event is more important than trying to help out ... the wisdom to know when to help out and when to step back and capture the event, is what makes a great human being ... but I'm just an ordinary human being, my first reaction would be to help out if I can.
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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2013, 01:10:27 PM »
I think it is also important to understand your role going into the situation.  If you are a "professional photographer" on assignment, you will have a well defined mission with rules of engagement.  If you are not given an assignment, or are not paid, you have a different role.  Even still, we are all humans first, and we must all act within our own set of values.  If our values are crystal clear to begin with, the decision may be hard, but what the right thing to to will be obvious, as our values do not change- just the situation.
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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2013, 01:40:49 PM »
Wow, Wow, Wow-----
THANK you Sir/ Madam for your IDEAS/ Logics  and your Thinking in that Mili-Seconds of that Moment and Acts as very difference situations of the Actions in front of Us.
Yes, Sir. We have make decision  for the best of our self/ Our Duty and some time Live and Death too.
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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2013, 01:46:44 PM »
Each case is different. A photographer doing war coverage has an important mission as a soldier. Assuming that a soldier has to choose between shoot the enemy (which can kill you) or rescue a victim, he has the duty to shoot the enemy first. If a doctor or nurse is in the same situation in the war (and has a gun) he must first help the victim, and then shoot the enemy that can kill you. Call me insensitive, but a photographer who is on a mission to fulfill its mission in the first place.
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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2013, 01:48:58 PM »
We must also remember the first rule of first responder who is: NO BECOME A VICTIM. ::)

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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2013, 02:23:52 PM »
That picture had a big impact on public opinion of the war.

I had no idea Nick Ut had rescued the girl !

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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2013, 03:42:21 PM »
We must also remember the first rule of first responder who is: NO BECOME A VICTIM. ::)

"We must also remember the first rule of first responder who is: NO BECOME A VICTIM."

+ 10 for me too, Thank you, Sir
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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2013, 03:47:45 PM »
That picture had a big impact on public opinion of the war.

I had no idea Nick Ut had rescued the girl !

Yes, Sir, Dear Mr. Sporgon.
Yes, This Photos is the learning tool/ Yard stick,  for all Photojournalistic News Reportor and News Photographers around the world.
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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2013, 03:51:26 PM »
I think it is also important to understand your role going into the situation.  If you are a "professional photographer" on assignment, you will have a well defined mission with rules of engagement.  If you are not given an assignment, or are not paid, you have a different role.  Even still, we are all humans first, and we must all act within our own set of values.  If our values are crystal clear to begin with, the decision may be hard, but what the right thing to to will be obvious, as our values do not change- just the situation.

Seems to me that this is the best answer. But as someone else said, it's easy to sit here in our living room and imagine what we might do . . . when the chips are down.

A very good subject, though.

Good luck to all who may find him or herself in such a circumstance.

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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2013, 10:55:48 AM »
I think it is also important to understand your role going into the situation.  If you are a "professional photographer" on assignment, you will have a well defined mission with rules of engagement.  If you are not given an assignment, or are not paid, you have a different role.  Even still, we are all humans first, and we must all act within our own set of values.  If our values are crystal clear to begin with, the decision may be hard, but what the right thing to to will be obvious, as our values do not change- just the situation.

Seems to me that this is the best answer. But as someone else said, it's easy to sit here in our living room and imagine what we might do . . . when the chips are down.

A very good subject, though.

Good luck to all who may find him or herself in such a circumstance.

Zen

Thaqnks you, Sir, Dear Mr. Zen.
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Re: As the Photographers--What will we do?
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