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News these days is the one area where press and tv editors wait for the ring-ins from people with their mobile phones.  If an incident breaks in front of anyone now, the ability to capture the image and video is virtually instantaneous.  Often by the time a press photographer arrives at a scene, a police cordon is in place which applies to the press and TV as much as anyone else.  A news photographer will invariably capture the aftermath, the sorrow, the comforting and the floral tributes.  I think as human beings we would all rather cover ‘goodnews’ stories, but the world is not like that.
There has always been a moral argument about photographing horrendous incidents or people in distress.  To come to terms with this, I well remember former journalist, editor and broadcaster Derek Jameson commenting about a photographer he dismissed for not raising his camera to photograph a news situation.  The photographer had argued he didn’t think it right under the circumstances.  Before showing him the door, an angry Mr Jameson told him: “You didn’t cause the incident to happen, your job was to be there to record it.”  I heard that as a cub photographer in the 1970s and I have never forgotten it.

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A130 Traffic chaos in Chelmsford, Essex

Heavy snow falls brings traffic chaos on the A130 just past Rettendon, Chelmsford bound in Essex – PICTURE BY JOHN McLELLAN – 10.12.17

Aidan Wiltshire

A transgender Essex pensioner accused of stalking has been allowed by a judge to take his cat into the court dock with him to help...

Oxford Cambridge Boat Race

The 2013 Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge.

Jon and Tracy Morter

Jon and Tracy Morter of South Woodham Ferrers, Essex celebrate Rage against the Machine going to number one this Christmas instead of Simon Cowell’s X...

Lightening Sweethearts

Lightning sweetheart survivors Sophie Frost and Mason Billington, both age 14 back at the scene of the lightning strike that completely destroyed Sophie’s iPod Shuffle...

Jade Goody’s Funeral

Jade Goody’s coffin arrives at St John the Baptist church at Buckhurst Hill in Essex. We were unable to follow the cortege from her childhood...

Soldier’s Return

Soldiers return to Merville Barracks at Colchester in Essex after their spell of duty in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Pictured is Lance Bombardier Phil Armitage with...

Breakdancer Howard Fifer

Breakdancer Howard Fifer, age 28 of Ilford, Essex who claims his act was used by the winner of Britain’s got talent last Saturday evening.

The Josef Fritzel case

The chilling case Josef Fritzel and his wife Rosemarie.  Fritzel imprisoned his daughter Elisabeth, raped and gave her three children while his other three children...

Uncle Osama

The writing is on the wall. Making a play on Uncle Sam calling for recruits in the U.S.A. a sinister or tongue-in-cheek call for recruits...

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