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kokogiak549 karma

If you sit 3 desks down from Kathy, then yes. if not, then I'm a clown who doesn't remember names or faces very well, apologies for that.

kokogiak314 karma

You're welcome.

It's a weird thing getting a constant stream of praise for this. On the one hand, it's awesome, on the other, I think a lot of the praise should really go to the photographers who make the magic happen with their gear, their vision, and their efforts. Sometimes I really feel just like a conduit between the amazing stories/images and the rest of the world.

kokogiak189 karma

Thanks for hooking me up Saydrah

kokogiak131 karma

My favorite to date is probably the Inauguration of Obama - http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/01/the_inauguration_of_president.html - mostly because of the unbelievable outpouring of comments, over 14,000 to date, and so many people speaking directly to Obama, to his family there. It felt great to be host outlet for so much love and praise.

Yes, much more graphic imagery comes across the wire than I post. In fact, that's probably one of the worst parts of the job, daily exposure to thousands of unedited news photos can really tear you up emotionally. If I feel it's important to a story to run a photo, I will. If I feel it might be sensationalistic or exploitative, I won't. Sometimes I imagine where a photo might end up eventually, lumped into some 'gory pics from the web' folder, dehumanizing the subject, trivializing the event. I'd like to avoid that as best I can by making it contextual and impactful. Less Ogrish, more NatGeo, you know.

kokogiak121 karma

My thoughts exactly.