Are Photographs From Haiti Too Graphic?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Earthquake victims wait to be treated (Paul Taggart)

The tragedy in Haiti has been captured in powerful photographs that reveal the extent of the human suffering in that country. But are the images too graphic? At what point do photographs become exploitative and blur the the lines of ethical photojournalism?



We talk with Paul Taggart, a photojournalist whose photos from Haiti we've posted on our website. We also speak with Kenneth Irby, who leads the visual journalism group at the Poynter Institute, who gives his take on the images coming out of Haiti.


Kenneth Irby and Paul Taggart

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [2]

margi enright

these photographs are important; my students started their own fund raising because I showed them these photos.

Feb. 01 2010 01:51 PM
Debra from Seattle

It is looking into the eyes of the people in photographs by photographers like Paul Taggart that compels me to donate as much as I can to help them. They are not strangers anymore; they are more than brothers and sisters; they are me and I am them.

Jan. 26 2010 12:14 PM

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