One graf in this NPR piece by Coburn Dukehart says it all.

“I understand the poignancy of capturing a moment,” she says. “Photography is incredibly powerful when used appropriately, and all I am saying is, how about a little respect? Say who you are and get out of the bushes.”

Journalism is about people. It’s all, and only, and absolutely, about people. It’s about connecting people with people, subjects with audiences. When we don’t do our jobs, when we hide in the bushes, click, and turn away, that is not photojournalism. That’s photography and I mean that in the coldest, cruelest way.

Read the piece linked above. Don’t hunt, gather and share.

Mark E. Johnson

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