Desayuno sobre la hierba, según el NYT.

enero 19, 2009

Moises Saman for The New York Times

On Editorial Responsability

I have been following the coverage of the Gaza invasion, and this photograph, printed on The New York Times front page on January 8th caught my attention for its bucolic feeling.
On that same day, January 7th, while these soldiers rested, 30 corpses were found under the rubble of a bombed building in Gaza, among them four starving children next to their dead mothers. See this
article.
Israel has banned all foreign press from entering Gaza, but surely there must be images that are more relevant to the situation, as can be seen inside the paper.
Maybe I’m being picky, but knowing the power an image on the front page can have on the perception of events, I’d like to open a discussion on editorial responsibility: Why would a newspaper choose to represent a conflict of these proportions with this romantic image?

Alessandra Sanguinetti

Publicado en: magnumphotosblog

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