One day last summer, as anti-government protests roiled Istanbul, a 14-year-old boy named Berkin Elvan was on his way to buy bread when he was struck in the head by a tear gas canister. After spending months in a coma, Berkin died this week — reigniting anger at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and sending thousands back into the streets in dozens of cities. Riot police were quick to react, disrupting demonstrations with water cannons, clubs, and more tear gas. At least two were killed, dozens more injured. Opposition groups are calling for further protests and are still seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Erdogan.
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Photographer Greg White took some pretty killer portraits of the journalists covering the Olympics. Check out the rest on his site below!
via Iain Claridge
Get to know the ACLU’s guide to knowing your rights.
Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel, National Press Photographers Association. New York Times Lens Blog, Criminalizing Photography
Professional and non-profressional photographers need to know their rights.
If you want to jump straight into the details, the ACLU writes about photographer rights here.
My favorite photographer: Robert Capa
What’s it like to witness a mob attack, a starving child or the aftermath of a bomb, and take a photograph instead of stopping to help? As two journalists are under fire for recording rather than intervening in a sex attack in India, Guardian asks people who know.
A very tough debate between ethical responsibility and photography. What would you do?
Here’s that post we mentioned a little while ago.