I have no idea why Shaw et al. appear to think there is something wrong
with making a portrait, or that making a portrait is not “authentic”.
As photojournalists, we make portraits all the time. Are my portraits
from Gaza any less “authentic” because they’re portraits? Of course
not. It’s ridiculous.
Also from Paolo:
Neither Shaw, Steinberg nor Keller ever attempted to
contact me. They do not quote Brett, anyone in the Crescent, the police
officers I spent so much time with, etc. It seems somewhat strange to
me that while mounting a purported journalistic high horse they
themselves did not follow the basic tenets of fair and professional