As if the death of a subway commuter, pushed onto the tracks, weren’t enough, we have the following to digest:According to DNA: “More than a minute — and possibly as long as 90 seconds — elapsed before the train slammed into him, a police source said. It was not immediately clear whether anyone on the platform tried to help Han to safety. ‘People were just standing in shock,’ said witness Patrick Gomez.” [DNA]Well, not everyone. Certainly not the photographer R. Umar Abbasi, whose image graces the New York Post’s controversial cover.According to the Post article, Abbasi claims he was “running” toward the victim, 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han, while simultaneously “firing off” his flash in order to alert the train. This narrative doesn’t really hold up, however, when you simply examine the photo.Does that image look as if it were taken in mid-sprint? To me it looks like a perfectly level, well-composed picture, taken by someone whose feet were planted pretty firm — a freelance photojournalist, as it turns out.

As if the death of a subway commuter, pushed onto the tracks, weren’t enough, we have the following to digest:

According to DNA: “More than a minute — and possibly as long as 90 seconds — elapsed before the train slammed into him, a police source said. It was not immediately clear whether anyone on the platform tried to help Han to safety. ‘People were just standing in shock,’ said witness Patrick Gomez.” [DNA]

Well, not everyone. Certainly not the photographer R. Umar Abbasi, whose image graces the New York Post’s controversial cover.

According to the Post article, Abbasi claims he was “running” toward the victim, 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han, while simultaneously “firing off” his flash in order to alert the train. This narrative doesn’t really hold up, however, when you simply examine the photo.

Does that image look as if it were taken in mid-sprint? To me it looks like a perfectly level, well-composed picture, taken by someone whose feet were planted pretty firm — a freelance photojournalist, as it turns out.

  1. 3-6-7 reblogged this from brethrenkink
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    “perfectly level”: Cropped. “well-composed”: Zoomed, cropped, burst mode. “taken by someone whose feet were planted...
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    "This begs the question: Why was someone taking a photo of this scene instead of helping the man get out of the tracks?...
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  12. brethrenkink reblogged this from brooklynboobala and added:
    This can’t be real!! As a former citizen of this city I refuse to believe that no one would help a person being on the...
  13. bajeena reblogged this from micropolisnyc and added:
    talk about a convenient fucking excuse to cover up being a goddamn douchebag hope this guy makes enough money off his...
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  19. sixucheng reblogged this from wnyc and added:
    #photojournalism#
  20. onepercentof1 reblogged this from wnyc and added:
    NO, this photographer and the people of NYC are DOOMED.
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  23. callmedirtyd reblogged this from brooklynboobala and added:
    This is what’s wrong with America. None of you motherfuckers could give a hand to help this poor guy about to get hit by...
  24. dickskinpink reblogged this from micropolisnyc and added:
    This is fucking disgusting.
  25. brooklynboobala reblogged this from eebnahgem and added:
    I was so fucking disgusted to see this cover this morning. I hate the New York Post. HATE IT. I even once wrote an angry...
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  28. ileaveoutalltherest reblogged this from rogueypie and added:
    And nobody tried to help this poor guy get off the tracks in time? Fuckers.
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  30. scandarella reblogged this from wnyc and added:
    This is so fucked up. I’m not sure what to think.
  31. hellohenriques reblogged this from seababble and added:
    Shit, man. You are a disgusting human being.
  32. tehbeesknees reblogged this from atlasdrugged and added:
    Another reason why I hate 99.9% of humans on this planet. We really should not exist…the world would be much better off.
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