WAR: I dont know what to think anymore

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Having just seen this ‘War Photographer’ doll and then read an article about The Sunday Times turning down work from freelance who report/photograph from Syria I’m not sure what to make of the whole situation.

http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/sunday-times-tells-freelances-not-submit-photographs-syria

After submitting pictures from Aleppo this week Rick Findler was told by the foreign desk that “it looks like you have done some exceptional work” but “we have a policy of not taking copy from Syria as we believe the dangers of operating there are too great”.

Findler, 28, has been published before in The Sunday Times and has been to Iraq, twice, Libya and this is his third trip to Syria.

He said: “Surely it is that photographer’s decision to choose whether or not they take the risks.

“I thought part of photography was the fact that some people in this world do take exceptional risks to show the rest of the world what is happening.

“I just don’t know what else to do any more. I really feel disheartened and extremely let down.”

http://www.rorypecktrust.org/freelancers-missing-in-syria

http://www.foto8.com/new/online/photo-stories/1639-aleppo-syria-the-battle-for-survival

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