D1omedes wrote:Evil sums it up nicely. I am a historian and understand the need for such images to survive. 9/11 is no exception. Having been born and raised in NY and having connections to some who perished that day, I can also understand the raw emotions still tied to those events and the sense of profiteering that surrounds the sale of such images. It's a tightrope that will continue to be crossed.
Just a side comment - why do we not ask the same question to pictures of violence in the Congo, in Gaza, in Afghanistan, in Sudan, etc.? I'm sure those individuals don't fully appreciate seeing images of their neighbors or relatives possibly captured and sold without any permission or compensation.
That is right one innocent mans suffering is as tragic as the next I haven't and won't look but if anything other than a journalist whom is paid to report makes $ it should go to victims.
I was on a train going through France and found a folder full of pictures of genocide in Africa in the 90s I left them on the train .
It often crosses my mind I should of handed them in although I was just shocked by what I saw and just left them and got off at my station.
I since learned hardly any pictures from this got out and wondered what the person went through to do so a bit ot but IMO there's a line which shouldn't be crossed.
Edit : in terms of history out living the emotion of the event eg pearl harbour.
I regularly watch documentaries on ww2.
And am not ashamed to say I shed a tear for the tales the old soldiers tell.
My grandfather died in a Japanese pow camp in Burma nearly escaped too.