AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Palestinian gunmen ride motorcycles as they drag the body of a man, who was suspected of working for Israel, in Gaza City November 20, 2012. Palestinian gunmen shot dead six alleged collaborators in the Gaza Strip who "were caught red-handed", according to a security source quoted by the Hamas Aqsa radio.
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Who Let This Man Die on the Subway? Why didn't anyone help him?
Tabloid Photographers Defend Man Who Snapped 'Post' Subway Horror: "People are very quick to see a photo of a tragedy and immediately blame the photographer for 'not helping.'"
Anger at New York Post cover photo of subway passenger seconds from death: Picture of man in the moments before being fatally struck by train prompts questions photographer's role in helping him
New York Post cover photo: Man shown moments before his death: "There is a danger that this publication decision could encourage potential rescuers to decide instead to snap photos"
5 Keys to the Controversy Over NY Post Photographer's Subway Death Photo:
2. He took a really good photo. Who knows why Abbasi’s first instinct after seeing Han on the subway tracks was to run down the platform, taking pictures to alert the subway driver with flashes? (Although according to him it worked. He told The New York Times that the driver told him he slowed down after seeing the camera’s flashes.)
4. He made no editorial decision. If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the worst part of this whole story is the New York Post. They ultimately decided to run the photo, with the most disgusting headline imaginable: "DOOMED! Pushed on the subway track, this man is about to die." It seems impossible to come up with a more insensitive headline than that.
Train Wreck: The New York Post’s Subway Cover: “It all happened so fast.”
We All Have Photographic Memories: The digital age gives a new (and almost opposite) meaning to having a photographic memory. The experience of the moment has become the experience of the photo.