The NY Post ran a cover story and photo this morning about a man (Ki Suk Han) being pushed onto a NY subway track, and then being struck by a train, killing him. The photographer, working for the NY Post, claims he was unable to help the man, but the photo he took moments before the man’s death, has sparked a heated debate about the events that took place, and whether he could have done more.
From the Post article:
“Post freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi — who had been waiting on the platform of the 49th Street station — ran toward the train, repeatedly firing off his flash to warn the operator.”
“I just started running, running, hoping that the driver could see my flash,” said Abbasi, whose camera captured chilling shots of Suk’s tragic fight for his life.”

The NY Post ran a cover story and photo this morning about a man (Ki Suk Han) being pushed onto a NY subway track, and then being struck by a train, killing him. The photographer, working for the NY Post, claims he was unable to help the man, but the photo he took moments before the man’s death, has sparked a heated debate about the events that took place, and whether he could have done more.

From the Post article:

Post freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi — who had been waiting on the platform of the 49th Street station — ran toward the train, repeatedly firing off his flash to warn the operator.”

“I just started running, running, hoping that the driver could see my flash,” said Abbasi, whose camera captured chilling shots of Suk’s tragic fight for his life.”

Hurricane Sandy victims, our hearts go out to you and your families. 

theatlantic:

In Focus: Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath 

As the remnants of Hurricane Sandy dissipate over northern Canada, the full scale of the damage left in her wake is becoming apparent. At least 56 people in the U.S. were killed and another 67 in the Caribbean. Cost estimates have ranged as high as $60 billion so far. More than 4 million people remain without power, as crews from across the country converge on the Northeast to restore electricity. Hard-hit sections of New York and New Jersey have begun cleanup, with some restoration of transit and services. The morning commute into Manhattan today was chaotic, as many New Yorkers attempted to return to work by car — many were turned back due to an order that inbound cars carry at least three people. Collected here are images of Sandy’s trail of destruction in New York and New Jersey. See also the earlier entry: Hurricane Sandy: After Landfall.

See more. [Images: AP, Reuters, Getty]

Stunning Light Drawings of NYC in the 1970’s

photojojo:

You’re probably looking at these photos and wondering how much time and expensive equipment it took to pull them off, but think again. 

Eric Staller created these incredible light drawings back in the 1970’s with a 35mm film camera, 4th of July sparklers, and some Christmas lights. Not bad, huh?

via Reddit | My Modern Net