Photographer Protected by Police Officer during Dallas Protest Shootings

As gun shots rang out across the city of Dallas protesters and police took cover. Some quickly used their phones and cameras to capture the scenes and spread awareness on social media. One photographer got caught in the cross fire and found himself taking shelter under the brave protection of a Dallas city police officer.
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Police Officer James Dylan Smith protects photographer Robert Moore during the Dallas march shootings.
Photographer Robert Moore was documenting the Dallas protest rally on Thursday night when he decided to find a different position to get his photographs from. Moore headed towards the corner of Lamar and Continue reading
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“I was using a telephoto lens, and she thought it was a weapon”

The heart breaking photograph by Turkish photographer Osman Sağırlı went viral last week virtue of Twitter and Reddit (imgur).

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The young Syrian girl in the photograph is named Hudea and understandably thought the photographer’s camera was a weapon. Upon seeing it she threw her hands in the air and surrendered. At just four years old the world is still a mystery and confusion between objects is appropriately normal and part of learning. So it’s truly heartbreaking that this little Syrian girl is more used to seeing guns than cameras, especially in this now image conscious, self-obsessed celebrity world.

BBC Trending reports that the image was widely shared in the Turkish speaking world for several months before it made it on to English speaking social media.


H/T @duckrabbitblog