The Press: A Problem of Pictures

A news photographer has the job of recording events, often tragic ones. Does this excuse him if he takes a picture rather than trying to prevent a tragedy from happening? This journalistic question arose last week in San Francisco. On the high (220-ft.) Golden Gate Bridge stood Ned Wells, 26, a commercial photographer who makes his living taking pictures of incoming ships from the bridge for a studio that peddles prints to crews and passengers. Fifteen hundred feet away, Wells saw a woman climb over the rail of the bridge and stand hesitantly on a girder. She was Mrs. E. Noel...

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