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Documenting Tragedy – on NPR.org

In the wake of Tuesday's New York Post cover, a discussion on NPR considered the ethics of documenting tragedy.

 - December 7, 2012
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Listen to the Story – NPR

Following the New York Post‘s controversial Tuesday cover photograph, a discussion on NPR’s Talk of the Nation considered the ethics of documenting tragedy. In addition to Stephen Mayes, managing director at VII Photo Agency, and Kelly McBride, senior faculty in ethics, reporting, and writing at the Poynter Institute, a number of photojournalists called in to talk about their own experiences documenting difficult situations. Definitely worth a listen, at NPR.org.

Stephen Mayes and others joined Aperture for a panel discussion on the ethics of conflict photojournalism back in September. More on that here.