Amateur Photographer - - Your Letters -

Is Ge­off Harris’s re­ply to the let­ter ‘Phone shame’ ( In­box, AP 28 April) a bit hyp­o­crit­i­cal con­sid­er­ing the im­age you have printed on page 6 ( 7 Days)? Erica Moser

The pic­ture that you re­fer to is a World Press Photo of the Year nom­i­nee and taken by a Reuters staff pho­tog­ra­pher; it’s his job to doc­u­ment daily news and events, some of which can be nasty. Cit­i­zen jour­nal­ism is one thing, but there’s a big dif­fer­ence be­tween the work of a pro pho­to­jour­nal­ist and some ghoul with a smart­phone tak­ing footage of an ac­ci­dent to share it with friends – Ge­off Harris, deputy ed­i­tor

Some pho­to­jour­nal­ists try to help, but their first job is to doc­u­ment

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