Making Visual Sense of Tragedy – PhotoShelter Blog

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Making Visual Sense of Tragedy – PhotoShelter Blog

Becker’s ability and effort as a trained photojournalist matter because there was no one else on the ground photographing the tragedy. By deliberately pointing his camera at a subject, he constructed a story in a way that rapidly panning video did not and could not. His image of a man lying on of a woman is like the bizarro world version of Rich Lam’s image from the 2011 Stanley Cup.