Was the photojournalist whocaptured this horrifyingmoment…
…acting as an involved citizenor a detached professional?
Could he have lent a hand? Putdown his camera andchoosenthehumane, and ethical role of aninvolved citizen?
Controversy arouse on Tuesday December 4, when thecover of the New York Post featured this hauntingimage of a New York man, pushed onto the train tracks,right before he was struck and killed. 58-year old, KiSuk Han stood frozen in the tracks watching a speedingtrain just seconds away from brutally crushing him. The caption says it all, this man was “DOOMED” but couldn’t photographer R. Umar Abbasi have done something to help? As Han watched the train, Abbasi watched the tragedy unfold, as a detached professional, through the lens of his camera.
References:• Real photographs taken from Google Images• http://theweek.com/article/index/237337/the- horrifyingnew-york-postsubway-cover-could-the- photographer-have-rescued-the-victim-from- death• http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/picture_of _controversy_A06tIjYbasZpf2RvtNNTxM• http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2012/12/06/shouto ut-controversial-photos