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Fair and Balanced

At some point in my life I'd like to be a photojournalist. I've always loved writing about people – their feelings, thoughts, struggles – much of which I derive from my own experiences. It would be great to bring the story of war-torn countries, impoverished nations to the rest of the world that goes about its business in a sort of fairy-tale trance.
I looked through the <a href="http://www.nppa.org/competitions/best_of_still_photojournalism/2004/winners/still/index.cfm?category=NPY&place=1st">winning portfolios of National Press Photographers Association's Best of Photojournalism 2004</a>. Wonderful stuff.
I'm not totally naive about these things either. I've read of photojournalists who have arranged dead bodies in an attempt to improve the photo composition. Looking at these photos, I would like to believe that they captured the moment as it was. I doubt it though.

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