Ban Reversed

While browsing PDN for some photojournalism inspiration, I found this article that just made my jaw drop. Apparently in September, the US government issued a ban on photographs of military personnel being killed in action. It seems the main reason the RC East (Regional Command East) placed this ban on photographers because ofAssociated Press distributing a photography of a mortally wounded American Marine in Afghanistan. However, on October 16th, the ban was reversed. PDN stated, “The change came as the Pentagon called the ban an “isolated incident” amid media scrutiny this week.”
Wow. Simply, wow.

Click here for PDN article.
Image by Julie Jacobson of Associated Press
Image of Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard


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