Just a week after Al-Shabaab militia unleashed terror attack on Kenyan soil at 14 Riverside Complex in Westlands district, images of the dead victims are being auctioned for consumption through an online platform, Getty Images.
The bloody pictures, being sold at $499 – $450, found their way on the platform courtesy of Kenyan born photojournalist Mr Kabir Dhanji.
This comes after the Media Council of Kenya and New York Times publishers are locked in a tussle over the use of similar like pictures alongside their editorial few hours after the attack.
The NYT has remained defiant against the pulling down the graphic images despite public out roar and demands from the media watchdog.
Mr Dhanji has worked across Africa with his international assignments focused on reporting from conflict regions and humanitarian crisis.
The graduate of the University of Sydney has also documented cultures and ways of Africa and Australia .
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Business Today has found out that the gory photos being auctioned have been accredited to Dhanji, Getty Images and AFP.
Dhanji’s works have been featured in international media outlets such as The New York Times, Time, The Guardian, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post among other publications.
The self-taught photographer describes himself as a ‘skewed lens, that is constantly and forever learning to see and see again’ in his Linkedin social platform.
[…] Khabir Dhanji sold the photos to Getty appeared in mainstream and non-mainstream media including Business Today on Tuesday and immediately sent social media into a […]