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Photojournalism and Personal Ethics


Children wait their turn in line as Alpha Company of the 1/325AIR helped distribute humanitarian aid to the citizens of Cite Soleil, north of Port-au-Prince. Photo Courtesy of Chuck Liddy. Photojournalism and Personal Ethics In recent times the 24 hour news networks and newspapers fighting to stay relevant have sent journalists and photographers to war zones and natural disaster scenes with more frequency. Going back to at least World War II, photojournalists have always struggled with the balance between doing their jobs and becoming personally involved in their subjects. Two Charlotte groups, The Light Factory and Collaborative Arts Theatre, are exploring the ethics of photojournalism. The Light Factory has a new exhibit of famous photographs and Collaborative Arts is producing a play that explores some of these ethical questions. We'll learn about both. Guests Chuck Liddy - Photographer for the Raleigh News and Observer Dennis Kiel - Chief Curator, The Light Factory Elise Wilkinson - Actress, plays "Sarah" in Time Stands Still and Producer, Collaborative Arts American soldiers are reminded of the cost of war every day on patrol as they pass a mass grave near Tusla, Bosnia. Photo Courtesy of Chuck Liddy. Members of the 82nd Airborne Division 307th Forward Support Battalion carry a stretcher with the body of a soldier killed in action Wednesday June 8, 2005. The soldier was killed during a mortar attack in southeastern Afghanistan. Photo Courtesy of Chuck Liddy. 82nd Airborne soldiers sprint for scud bunkers at All American City TAA Camp Champion as sirens blare the second scud warning of the day as the war with Iraq begins. Photo Courtesy of Chuck Liddy. Add and read comments