Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Ethics question

My mate Tama sent me this; I thought it was a very useful guide to my ethical priorities, so here it is...

Now be honest; you will discover where you stand morally -

There is chaos all around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding. This is a flood of biblical proportions.

You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper, and you're caught in the middle of this epic disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless.
You're trying to shoot career-making photos. There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water. Nature is unleashing all of its destructive power. Suddenly you see a man floundering in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris. You move closer . . Somehow the man looks familiar. You suddenly realize who it is.

It's George W. Bush! At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to pull him under.

You have two options: you can save the life of G.W. Bush or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world's most powerful men. So here's the question, and please give an honest answer :
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Would you select high contrast colour film, or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?

10 comments:

Nigel Patel said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!
Black and white. It's more 'histrionic'.

Make Tea Not War said...

Black and white. Definitely!

onscreen said...

Colour, you can always convert it to balck and white later.....

The Skirt said...

I'd be so excited and thrilled that I'd probably forget to take the photo altogether!

Jon said...

I'm afraid that if I answer this, I'll be taken away in the middle of the by official looking guys in black suits....

Jon said...

oops, that should be 'middle of the night'

Another Outspoken Female said...

If i answer this question honestly, by the new powers that John Howard is about to rush through the senate, I will loose my dual citizenship and be deported back to NZ!

glomgold said...

I'd say color film, but quite honestly I'd try to save the guy. With Cheney as top dog (rather than the behind the scenes guy) the end of the world would be upon us! If you never hear from me again it's because I'm being tortured in some prison as a dissenter.

Violet said...

I have to say I'd probably do what the Skirt would do - I'd forget to use the camera in the first place!

mipmup said...

hilarious! thanks for sharing this.