Thoughts on Situations Involving Bodies

March 18 found us in the port town of Ishinomaki, just northeast of Sendai. Judging by the look and


The discussion around photographing corpses can quickly lead to the argument that journalists in these situations are vultures, they’re exploiting the suffering of locals, they’ve become heartless, blood-thirsty creatures looking for the most sensationalist stories. I fundamentally disagree, with some caveats that I’ll touch later.