I saw this image from Haiti in a copy of yesterday's Metro newspaper. It's the newpaper that you pick up on the subway.
The caption read, "A Twitter image purportedly shows Haitians standing amid rubble yesterday in Port-au-Prince after the earthquake."
There was no credit given to the photographer.
That annoys me.
Twitter does not host images, so the image was found VIA twitter, but was actually posted elsewhere. It's not really a twitter image. Is it?
Where was the twitter username?
That's like TV stations crediting videos that they take off of YouTube as "YouTube video." There is a user name associated with the video. Credit them!
So back to this photo. The photo had an image credit of AFP/Getty Images, so I started a search and found this.
This image obtained from Twitter purportedly shows Haitians standing amid rubble on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince after a huge quake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti, toppling buildings and causing widespread damage and panic, officials and AFP witnesses said. A tsunami alert was immediately issued for the Caribbean region after the earthquake struck at 2153 GMT. AFP PHOTO / TWITTER == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / NO SALES == (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Then I found this on AFP:
HAITI, Port-au-Prince : ------ EDITORS NOTE ----- ADDING NAME OF PHOTOGRAPHER -----They determined the photographer's name and added it to the AFP site, but that doesn't help for all the places it went uncredited.
This image obtained from Twitter purportedly shows Haitians standing amid rubble on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince after a huge quake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti, toppling buildings and causing widespread damage and panic, officials and AFP witnesses said. A tsunami alert was immediately issued for the Caribbean region after the earthquake struck at 2153 GMT. AFP PHOTO / CAREL PEDRE == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / NO SALES ==
2010-01-13 00:36 +00:00
Next is the local TV station which has a credit for the photographer.
Credit: AP Photo / Carel Pedre
CT Post also credits the photographer.
This photo provided by Carel Pedre shows people running past rubble of a damaged building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area shook Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help. Photo: Carel Pedre / AP
Mashable reports on the source of the image. Twitter posts by Marvin Addy of cellphone photos taken by Carel Pedre.
Nice job Mashable.
Mashable - Haiti Earthquake: Twitter Pictures Sweep Across the Web [PHOTOS]:
An outpouring of well wishes and support for the Haitian people has swept the web in the wake of a devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. And just like during the Eureka earthquake, tweets have quickly spread moving and gut-wrenching TwitPics of the disaster.
Photos taken by journalist @CarelPedre on his mobile phone are providing a glimpse into the devastation that has slammed the Caribbean nation. Another Twitter user, @MarvinAdy, shared those pictures through TwitPic, resulting in tens of thousands of views and countless retweets.
Here's Carel Pedre's twitter page and websites...
Carel Pedre on Twitter
Carel Pedre Official Site
Carel Pedre on Flickr
Here's Marvin Ady's posting on TwitPic.
It's interesting to read the comments and see all the news outlets asking for photos.
Marvin Ady TwitPic Comments
This is the state of news.
Real time direct reports from people at the scene using social media tools like twitter, twitpic, flickr and more.
TF1 News - Carel Pedre, the eyes of Haiti: [ Transated from French ]
Soon after the quake, it is clear the streets, going door to door to check how will his friends and collect the testimonies of those who have lost everything. With his mobile phone, it takes pictures that he sends her Twitter service via TwitPic. CNN publishes on its website. "Honestly, these pictures are not representative of the extent of damage," says Carel Pedre, live on the big American chain. Among the first eyewitness of the catastrophe, his photos are taken by the agencies and published in U.S. newspapers. One of them is including a prestigious Washington Post.