The thin line

Peter Calamai from the Toronto Star reflects upon reporting from war zones and how 25 years ago newspapers were far more reluctant to use the photographs they publish today. At the end of it all, what was the point?

What was the purpose of all this journalistic effort? We bore witness to man’s continuing inhumanity to man. We tried to show people back home what was happening in far-off corners of the world, that they’d rather not think about. And sometimes we were able to expose a few war criminals later brought to justice. link