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Photo Ethics

The Horrific Picture From the New York Subway

Edward Wasserman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Media
Edward Wasserman

Great news photos often come with a moral taint. Maybe it's the gaze they enable, the way they distill misery, desperation, injury, sorrow into mere spectacle. We look, but we're torn by contradictory impulses: To witness, and to avert our eyes.