As a professional law-enforcement officer of 25 years, I believe that the image that was portrayed by Rolling Stone magazine was an insult to any person who has every worn a uniform of any color or any police organization or military branch, and the family members who have ever lost a loved one serving in the line of duty. The truth is that glamorizing the face of terror is not just insulting to the family members of those killed in the line of duty, it also could be an incentive to those who may be unstable to do something to get their face on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. (more...)
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The Chicago Sun-Times’ decision to lay off its entire photo staff raises important questions about how photographers can keep themselves in high demand. During this week’s career chat, we talked with Jeff Knox, senior director of photography at the … Read more
I can’t be on both sides of police tape, talking to a police sergeant and photographing family members of a crime victim before they leave in despair, recording audio, video, stills and getting quotes. What this phrase really means is that readers are going to have to accept less. At some point, push will come to shove with subscribers who see the slipping standards.
I moved on to a nearby village where I had seen soldiers carrying sandbags. I took some pictures and then Hubert found me. Hubert, a landscape planner, offered me a boat tour through Niederalteich, a village of 2000 people south of Deggendorf. He had never steered a canoe himself but luckily for him, I am an experienced kayaker and canoe driver. Our three-hour tour through the flooded street produced impressive images of how people handled these tough times with pride and a huge amount of improvisation.• Finally, Beyoncé (Poynter archives here) could learn a thing or two about angering photographers from Justin Bieber, whom photographer Jeffrey Binion is reportedly suing. Bieber, TMZ reported, ordered his security personnel to seize the photographer's memory card. Eric Calouro reports that Russell S. Adler said: "Justin Bieber is now an adult, and he should act like one. He needs to learn that he cannot use bodyguards as weapons to harm innocent people."