Moral compromise is rife when it comes to war and photojournalism

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Frankly, it’s hard to see war photography these days as anything but a moral compromise across the board.

For example, how is the embedding program anything else but a moral compromise? How are those emotional bonds, and the natural empathy that develops between soldiers and photojournalists anything but a moral compromise? How is photo story after photo story of medevac missions — dramatic and heroic reportage facilitated in lieu of imagery that delineates an actual war front or the battle on the ground — something else beyond moral compromise?

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There Are 3 Comments On This Article.

  1. There are too many people worrying about other people’s actions. Ron is pretty much a good guy. Pick on some bad guys.

  2. I don’t agree with either post regarding moral compromise and Ron’s Photos. The photographs would have been found somewhere by Lockheed Martin or BAE systems. Would they malign Tim Hetherington’s work if it were used in similar ways?

  3. I feel like there is always going to be the shooter in the shot. What if we recalled the humanity of the person behind the lens when considering the shot rather than bagging on them? its part of the context in my opinion. I think there are times, myself included, when I see people get overly critical when they see something of themselves that they don’t like.