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external “Tragedy and the Role of Professional Photojournalists”

— Alex Garcia at The Chicago Tribune

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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. [...] It’s a world where everyone has a camera. But I saw very few images from the general public.

Why is that? As you look through the photo galleries and videos, you can reach your own conclusions. But as I watched the behavior of photojournalists, it confirmed for me the need for professionals in this age of de-professionalization of the news industry.

 
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