This is Journalism

A men held his child, who was killed in a suicide bombing, as the child’s grandmother mourned inside a van at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday. A Taliban suicide bomber detonated explosives in a market, killing the town’s anti-Taliban mayor and at least 11 other people, officials said. (Mohammed Iqbal/Associated Press)

The content above this paragraph included in this post was taken directly from the WSJ Pictures of the Day post for 11/9/09. All copyrights belong to their respective owners.

Man, there's not really much more to say is there? I will add my own musing, which is that what separates a good news photographer from a photojournalist is the "journalist." Anyone who is in the right place at the right time can take a gratuitous image of a bombing (I do not mean this in any way as a means of degrading those photographers that risk their lives to help bring about social change), but it takes a storyteller, and an artist, to find images like the one above.

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