Tragedy and the Role of Professional Photojournalists


When spectators with cameras were fleeing, they headed towards the madness of the explosion. Tlumacki took his iconic picture just 15 seconds after the first explosion.   Think about this for a moment. At the finish line, there must have been hundreds of cameras. You would think everyone was taking pictures and recording videos. Twitter as a publishing platform is primed and ready for stills and video. It's a world where everyone has a camera. But I saw very few images from the general public.