Letters: Jan. 19, 1998

PICTURES FROM THE YEAR EMOTIONS RULED

"It is distressing that violence, beauty and celebrity rank higher than Mother Teresa, who dedicated her entire life to a noble cause." AARTI SWAMINARAYAN Mount Prospect, Ill.

It would be naive to think that the emotions of 1997 were not influenced by the press and photographers [IMAGES '97, Dec. 22]. I fear the amount of influence the media have in shaping the perception of events, a misgiving that was reinforced by your theme, "Pictures from a Year the News Turned Emotional." That fear is, unfortunately, justified when good judgment is not exercised. The close-up photograph...

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