[Writer, b. 1941, New York, d. 2012, New York.]
I recognize that printing pictures of corpses raises all sorts of problems about taste and titillation and sensationalism; the fact is, however, that people die. Death happens to be one of life’s main events. And it is irresponsible and more than that, inaccurate, for newspapers to fail to show it.
That [photographs] disturb readers is exactly as it should be: that’s why photojournalism is often more powerful than written journalism.