> but from the distances shown in the photo it does not look like anyone was near enough to help before that train crushed him.
@Donald - Actually one of the pictures shown in one of the video in the article show a man standing very close to where the victim fell. But it could have also been the same perp who originally threw the victim into the tracks so it doesn't mean anything. But you do bring up a valid point. Especially that the photographer himself was not anywhere close enough to the victim. However, would you have went on snapping pictures in a situation like this? And do you believe the photographer's explanation that he snapped the pictures as a way to signal the train conductor?
To me it just feels like something isn't right and I understand that in a situation like this nobody is able to think things straight and I'm not judging the photographer for that but if that's the case then why publish the photographs through the NY Post?
For what it's worth, here is a new video the NY Post just added to the article where the photographer tells his part of the story. It also shows the different photos he snapped of the victim. I'm only posting the link (as opposed to embedding the video) so as not to force the picture of the incident onto anyone. While the picture itself is not graphic in nature some might find it disturbing.
@Skint - Good point and the Petapixel article also compared the photographer in this incident with Kevin Carter and Frank Fournier. Carter was the one who photographed a starving African child and a vulture that was waiting nearby for the child to die. There are different accounts for Carter's story, one which says that the child wasn't by him/herself and that his/her parents were actually nearby. Another account says that Carter merely took the photo and then left the child for dead. Fournier was the one who photographed a 13 year-old Colombian girl, Omayra Sanchez, who had been stuck underwater for three days following a volcano eruption moments before she passed away. Her death was deemed due to failure of public officials to respond to the disaster properly. About two hours before she passed, her town had received a broken water pump.
Whether you condemn the action of these photographer's or not, I think there is no question that their photographs brought attention to real ongoing world problems. But in the case of Abassi, the subway photographer, I have to ask; what kind of attention did he have in mind before he published the photos?