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What We're Reading: How Photography Exploits the Vulnerable

By David Schonauer   Tuesday September 11, 2018

Part of the job of the photojournalist is to visualize issues the general public does not have immediate access to, notes freelance photographer Ryan Christopher Jones at The New York Times. “We have a responsibility to portray the visceral realities of an often devastating world, but we also have a responsibility to maintain the humanity of the people we photograph,” he writes. There are too many gratuitous photos of people jamming needles into their bodies and bloated corpses carried out of filthy homes, he states.

Read the whole story at The New York Times.

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