You're missing the point alpha. When I mean name recognition I mean you get paid handsomely for your work. You can't just go running around the world hoping to capture the next photo of the year if you don't make any money!
Ah, so you're bringing money into it. Then that's different: if you want to make money, don't be a photojournalist to begin with! Photojournalists are photojournalists because they love what they do.
This death and gore has nothing to do with seeing the reality, as you put it alpha ... this rather makes it sound like you live in a war zone. I know there are war zones all over the world but I prefer not to give them much thought. It won't help the war one way or the other if I do or do not think about it but it sure will make a huge difference on my own mental health weather I dwell on images of war or those of naked ladies. (that was just taking it to the extremes to prove a point, I sometimes do think of other things as well :P). I find it strange that you would look at images of death but not at nudity (I'm not even talking about pornography here).
I call it a matter of opinion. But my point is even if I don't live in a war zone, this reality covers much more of the world than the other stuff. It's much, much easier to find yourself in the middle of a war zone than in the middle of that.
i would appreciate if You could read the whole post, before suggesting anything. In the first post it's written that it may not be for alpha.
Jonny didn't mean anything adamz, just as he wrote above, and the meaning he intended was the meaning I got out of it. When you just said NSFA I was quite sure what exactly in that, and Jonny gave me a tad more information.
Unfortunately the world we live in is not perfect, and no matter how hard we try it will never be. We need to realize how fortunate we are, and the brave photojournalists bring that message to us.