RE: moral dilemma

From: Bill Finger ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/24/04-10:43:38 AM Z
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I don't know which is the bigger fantasy - the photo op scenerio or the idea
that the average American gets enough money to buy camera equipment from the
bush give away to his rich buddies. Maybe you could buy a roll of film at
Walmart. But I guess you can dream. I say take the picture; photo ops are
what this president is all about. Perhaps he could save himself with a
plastic turkey.

>From: Fran Engelcke <>
>Subject: RE: moral dilemma
>Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 22:45:11 +0000
>Neither. I'd dive in and save him. Then my tax cut will become permanent
>after the next election when a conservative Congress is elected to support
>him in a second term. The Miami crowd would definietly come to my aid to
>ensure the success of Bush's guest worker program. Therefore, I will be
>able to upgrade all of my equipment, shoot the Pulitzer prize winning shot
>somewhere else, and you guys are left crying like cheerleaders on the
>sidelines. I might even be awarded some special contracts to shoot the
>re-building of democracy in the Middle East. Nothing as heart-rending as
>little girls getting to go to school.........
>Fran Engelcke
>Motorsport photographer
>>From: Barry Kleider <>
>>Subject: moral dilemma
>>Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 08:27:23 -0600
>>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.
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