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The Photo of Aylan Kurdi

Friday, September 04, 2015

This week, a photo of a drowned Syrian toddler shocked the world. Brooke discusses why she thinks the image should be seen -- and what it means that it has been so widely shared.

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The Ethics of Photographing Tragedy

Friday, December 07, 2012

This week a man was shoved off a New York subway platform and killed by an oncoming train. A freelance photographer on assignment for the New York Post happened to be on the platform, camera in hand. He shot the scene, and the Post printed a photo of the man’s last moment before being struck by a train on the front page. Brooke talks to New York Times media columnist David Carr about the resulting controversy around the photo.

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Should the White House Release a Photo?

Friday, May 06, 2011

The Obama Administration decided not to release photos of Osama Bin Laden's corpse. The New Yorker's Philip Gourevitch and The American Prospect's Paul Waldman debate the decision.

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