Posts Tagged ‘murder’

Mumbai Photographer’s Sexual Assault-Themed Fashion Shoot Sparks Social Media Firestorm

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Mumbai-based photographer Raj Shetye currently finds himself the focus of the kind of social media ire that nobody wants to experience. The source of this outrage is a fashion photo shoot he recently published on Behance (it has since been removed) that depicts an Indian woman fending off the advances of several men on a bus. Read more…

Man Responsible for the Murder of AP Photographer Anja Niedringhaus Sentenced to Death

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Former Afghan police unit commander Naqibullah — the man who, three months ago, walked up to AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus‘ vehicle and unloaded an automatic weapon in the backseat, killing the veteran photojournalist instantly — has been convicted of murder and sentenced to death by the Kabul District Court. Read more…

Santa Ana Woman Beaten to Death Outside of a Nightclub Over a Photobomb

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On the weekend of the 18th, 23-year-old Annie ‘Kim’ Pham accidentally photobombed a group of strangers in front of a Santa Ana nightclub while out with her friends. That accident cost her her life, as the strangers converged on her and beat her to the point where she had to be put on life support before ultimately succumbing to her injuries one week ago yesterday. Read more…

Reuters Under Severe Scrutiny in Wake of Teenaged Photog’s Death

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A few days ago, we shared the tragic news Reuters freelancer Molhem Barakat, who some were claiming was as young as 17-years-old, had been killed while photographing a battle in Syria. Since then, Reuters ethics and business practices have been called into question by an outraged journalistic community that has even gone so far as to start a Change.org petition demanding that the news organization take responsibility for the young boy’s murder. Read more…

Google Rushing to Replace Maps Satellite Image Showing Murdered Teen

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Google has agreed to replace a Google Maps satellite image of a Richmond, California railroad yard that may show the body of a murdered teenager. Read more…

Man Shares Murder Picture on Facebook After Shooting His Wife

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A Miami man is in jail after allegedly killing his wife, then confessing to the crime and posting a grisly image of the body on Facebook.
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Alleged Serial Killer Stung By Courtroom Photo Critique

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It’s one thing, apparently, to be accused of multiple murders, sexual assault and breathtaking cruelty. But lousy photography skills?

That was the scene in a Northern California courtroom on Wednesday, as alleged serial killer Joseph Naso tried to establish his credentials as a photographer, a key part of his self-constructed defense as he faces four counts of murder.
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4-Year-Old Murder Victim’s Photo Adorns Child Care Advertisement

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You’re looking for an image to illustrate your ad promoting child-care services and find a portrait of an adorable tot, obviously free for the taking because it’s on the Internet. What could wrong?

More than you could dream up in your worst nightmares, as promoters of the Montreux Jazz Festival have learned after misappropriating an image of a child who turned out to be the victim in one France’s most notorious murder cases of recent times.
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The New York Times on Why It Published New Impending Death Photo

The New York Post sparked a firestorm of controversy last week after publishing a photo of a man about to be struck by a subway train. People around the world were outraged that a photographer decided to photograph what had occurred, that he had sold (or, in the photographer’s words, licensed) the photo to a newspaper, and that the paper decided to publish it with a sensationalist front page story.

The New York Times found an eerily similar story on its hands this week, but its handling of the situation — and the subsequent public reaction to the article — has been drastically different.
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Politician Accidentally Captures His Own Assassin on Camera

Reynaldo Dagsa, a local councilman in Manila, Philippines, was celebrating on New Year’s Eve with his family when he was shot in the chest and later died on the way to the hospital. His family later discovered that Dagsa had accidentally captured his killer on camera while taking a picture of his wife and daughter moments before he was shot.

The photo was handed over to police and the Philippine Daily Inquirer, which published the photo on its front page. This resulted in the identification and arrest of the assassin, a suspected car thief named Michael Gonzales whose arrest was ordered by Dagsa last year. A lookout named Rommel Oliva was also captured on camera (seen to Gonzales’ right) and is being hunted by police.