A question - and something like an answer


General Photography

Isn’t it interesting that many people who have no quarrels with seeing the most gruesome war photography - and who would argue very vehemently that war photography was actually useful - have a completely different attitude with respect to photos that show the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11? For another example - apart from the one seen here just yesterday - see this post. Key quote: “More sophisticated viewers should be on guard against confusing the picture of something or the act of taking it with a definite stance on the part of the photographer toward what the picture shows.”