Day Three: PM.
(Prefer to start at the beginning?)
Though I am not a pro, I take photography very seriously, and have a great respect for journalism and journalists. Photojournalism, in a way, is the family business—as such, I try to follow the NPPA Code of Ethics with regard to my pictures. Item #4—effectively ‘do no harm’— means I took fewer photos today. Calgary, and the people affected, need time to heal.
No photos. Sometimes I need to lay the camera down and pitch in.
I've been deeply conflicted about taking pictures of people in their time of grief; you may notice among my pictures many faces are obscured, or turned away—I've specifically chosen as many unidentifiable photos as possible.
Day Six, Seven and Eight.
The City has declared a state of emergency forcing mandatory evacuations of 25 communities and up to 100,000 citizens, including many friends across the downtown core.
In these situations, once friends and family are taken care of, I'm never sure what to do—so I reach for my camera. I'll update this post as I collect more photos and stories.