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J.P. Pappis

J.P. Pappis

Executive Editor - Corbis Sygma

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Barry Staver's Personal Reasons Unpublished

08 April 2000 Published in Letters to the Editor

Journalists, like all humans, always have a choice. Judging from his letter in the Winter 2000 issue of PhotoMedia regarding the Columbine incident, Denver photojournalist Barry Staver, invoking personal reasons, deserted his profession. Instead of taking advantage of his privileged involvement with the story and approaching it in what could have been an original and poignant account, he chose to stand back and blame colleagues. It's particularly unfortunate that he chose to criticize those that photographically covered the story...