Are photojournalists obligated to help in rescues?
After Ki-Suck Han, 58, was pushed onto subway tracks he was struck and killed by an oncoming train. The New York Post published the photo taken of the victim on page 1, with the headline, “Pushed on the subway track, this man is about to die”. Beneath the picture of Han- his back to the camera, his hands on the platform - is the word “DOOMED”.The image triggered outrage and disgust that the photographer, R. Umar Abbasi, didn’t try to save Han. But why should he be singled out for special scorn?