An Interesting Coincidence
I ran across these two images while doing some research into photojournalism and the various conflicts in the Balkan region.
The photos are of the same orphan boy as far as I can tell and in the same surroundings, but taken by two completely different photographers. One was taken by James Nachtwey and the other by Christopher Morris. I must admit that I know a lot more about Nachtwey after watching “War Photographer”, the documentary on his life and career. This image was in the movie and on a lot of web sites about him so I was confused when I found almost the exact same image in Morris’ portfolio. I am not saying that there was any breach of photographic integrity, I am sure that they work together or work in the same areas at least. I just found it very interesting. Anyways, well it’s just one of those random things you find when you are perusing the internet.
I think the interesting thing is to evaluate which photographer did a better job. What do you think?