moral dilemma

From: Barry Kleider ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/23/04-08:27:23 AM Z
Message-id: <000c01c3e1bd$07880890$c4c0c3cf@LuisaLaptop>

As a photographer...I thought you would appreciate this!

Subject: Moral Dilemma

This test only has one question, but it's a very important one.
Please don't answer it without giving it some serious thought. By giving
an honest answer you will be able to ascertain where you stand morally.
The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you
will have to make a decision one way or the other. Remember that your
answer should to be honest, yet spontaneous.
Please scroll down slowly and consider each line - this is important for
the test to work accurately.
You're in Florida. In Miami, to be exact. There is great chaos going on
around you, caused by a hurricane and severe floods. There are huge
masses of water all around you. You are an Associated Press photographer
and you are in the middle of this great disaster. The situation is
nearly hopeless.
You're trying to shoot very impressive photos. There are houses afloat
around, people floating disappearing into the water. Nature is showing
all its awesome power.
Suddenly you see a man in the water - he is fighting for his life,
trying not to be taken away by the masses of water and mud. You move
closer. Somehow the man looks familiar. Suddenly you know who it is -
it's George W. Bush!
At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him
away, forever. You have two options. You can save him or you can take
the best photo of your life. You can't do both. You can either save the
life of George W. Bush, or you can shoot a Pulitzer Prize winning photo,
a unique photo chronicling one of the world's most powerful men in a
battle against the power of nature itself.
Here's the question (try to give an honest answer):

Would you select color film, or instead go for the simplicity of classic
black and white?

Barry Kleider
Photographer. Arts Educator.
Received on Fri Jan 23 08:30:13 2004

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