xoJane: Is A Photo of a Man About to Die Photojournalism or Tabloid Sleaze?

On its own, the image is a striking, cold, clinical piece of photojournalism. It reminds me of scores of other images taken through the years; for as long as the camera has been used in journalism, people have been taking wrenching images like this, capturing moments in time for the viewer. Astarving child, a man setting himself on fire, a man on the verge of execution, a pop star carried out of her home in a body bag.

Hey hey, warning, this post has some graphic images in it. 

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