Re: Tuesday’s front page story, “You Never Forget” with photos
Keith Anderson, you are a professional photographer — why do you have to take pictures of people grieving, when they are so vulnerable? Who in the community feels the necessity to see a closeup of that so saddened lady?
How would you feel if you lost someone dear to you, and I shoved my camera in your face? What if I took photos of close friends and family in their time of grief and showed the photos to people indiscriminately?
When does the opportunity for a sensational photo take precedence over the right of a person to be able to grieve privately? Are we all to be considered “photo fodder” if we are at the heart of a tragedy?
You can answer these questions in the paper or we can meet at the time of your convenience — or you can choose not to answer at all.
Editor’s note: This was a public service in recognition of the 50-year anniversary of three fallen police officers, not a private service. The photographer was able to take the photo he did due to his camera’s powerful lens and kept a respectful distance.