Posts Tagged ‘suffering’

Using Photographs of Human Suffering In Order to Encourage Charitable Giving

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When photojournalists capture images of human suffering around the world, they’re often accused of being coldhearted and of exploiting those in need. The media organizations and charities that send them out draw similar criticism, but they argue that these negative stories help bring attention to issues that would otherwise be ignored and that they help encourage charitable giving.

Due to the sensitive nature of these types of stories, organizations generally tread very carefully when putting out requests for photos and footage. However, that’s not always the case.
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War Photographer Don McCullin Reflects on a Career of Chasing Haunting Images

Here’s a powerful video shared by The Economist a couple of years ago that features acclaimed British photojournalist Don McCullin talking about his 50 years of photographing war, atrocities, and human suffering. (Warning: it contains disturbing images.)
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