When a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer is Asked for Free Photos…


Want to see how a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer responds to a request for free images in exchange for “credit” from a major news corporation? You can, because that exchange happened a few days ago.

David Carson is photojournalist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who won the Pulitzer Prize with his paper this year for his coverage of protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Last Friday, Carson was contacted by what appears to be a CBS account on Twitter that regularly Tweets requests for image usage.

Here’s how the conversation went down:

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Carson’s question was never answered.