what would you do? watch, shoot video, or help your fellow man in trouble?
I can understand a trained photojournalist not intervening to help someone as they document history. Part of me wonders if they just have a set of nerves they leave at home when they go to work. The best example is from a Chicago news photographer that only had to walk out his front door to be part of a story where a young man lay dying in the street (I am trying to Google the story)
What I am not understanding anymore is normal people are not just stopping to gawk at other people doing silly things, but they won’t stop people in public places from pummeling, beating and overall acting foolish.
Much like the selfie, people just start filming. I guess trying to imitate what they see on television news, but with a cell phone?
In the future, media as we currently know it, more obsessed with imagery than with taking the time to write out the story – will bring faster reaction times, as well as more sources for data input. Will the data be good? Only if artificial intelligence happens to get so good that it will compose, point, and zoom to optimal imagery, with steady-cam input for any human holding it.
Basically human beings will become a sort of tripod. Just stand, click the shutter and wait till the action is over. Push another button and upload the data to whatever website will capture the majority of users.
What I don’t see increasing is people stepping in to help their fellow man from either acting the fool, hurting each other, or minimizing the pain inflicted on each other.
It isn’t because the people are following a rule that professional photojournalists are supposed to follow, “not to interfere with the story.” But rather, to make some money off of Internet page views and “licensing!”
what would you do? run away? watch? shoot video? or help?