I Should Have Run …

In July of 1985, photojournalist John Harte made an image that is still discussed in photojournalism ethics classes of a family identifying a drowned boy’s body.

It turns out, that wasn’t the only controversial image he made that day – his editors spiked a photo from a bikini contest at the same park due to concerns over how many phone calls they’d get.

(By the way, go read the first link about the making of the photo and its aftermath.)

(Thanks to colleague Don McClain for the link.)

Mark E. Johnson

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