Image Source: R. Umar Abbasi

BY LOGAN TITTLE

A freelance photographer for the New York Post is being criticized for taking a photo of Ki-Suk Han — the man fatally struck by a subway train in Manhattan Monday.

WABI: “R. Umar Abbasi a freelance photographer managed to take 49 shots including the one that land on the front page of ‘The New York Post.’”

Abbasi says he was about 150 feet away from Han. He began running toward him with his camera while snapping photos, reportedly hoping to alert the driver of the train with his flash. He told The Today Show there was nothing he could do.

“Was there nothing you could have done? Don’t you think you could have—or someone else— have gotten there and helped this poor man off the tracks?”

“There was no way. If I could have, I would have.”

The Daily Buzz notes the New York Post is also catching heat for choosing to run the photo.

“The picture is bad enough. Read that: ‘Pushed on the subway track, This man is about to die’ - come on? This is going to editor after editor. Think about how many people are buying this up just because of this photo.”

According to authorities, police are questioning 30-year-old Naeem Davis in regards to Monday’s incident.

Photographer Criticized for NYC Subway Death Photo

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Dec 5, 2012

Photographer Criticized for NYC Subway Death Photo

Image Source: R. Umar Abbasi

BY LOGAN TITTLE

A freelance photographer for the New York Post is being criticized for taking a photo of Ki-Suk Han — the man fatally struck by a subway train in Manhattan Monday.

WABI: “R. Umar Abbasi a freelance photographer managed to take 49 shots including the one that land on the front page of ‘The New York Post.’”

Abbasi says he was about 150 feet away from Han. He began running toward him with his camera while snapping photos, reportedly hoping to alert the driver of the train with his flash. He told The Today Show there was nothing he could do.

“Was there nothing you could have done? Don’t you think you could have—or someone else— have gotten there and helped this poor man off the tracks?”

“There was no way. If I could have, I would have.”

The Daily Buzz notes the New York Post is also catching heat for choosing to run the photo.

“The picture is bad enough. Read that: ‘Pushed on the subway track, This man is about to die’ - come on? This is going to editor after editor. Think about how many people are buying this up just because of this photo.”

According to authorities, police are questioning 30-year-old Naeem Davis in regards to Monday’s incident.

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