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Photojournalist could face trial over photo of victim in Paris terrorist attack

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Stephen Martinez
May 20, 2016 18:15
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A photographer is in court, facing charges over a photo she took of a victim outside the venue.

Photojournalist Maya Vidon-White is facing charges in France over a photo she captured during the aftermath of last November s terrorist attacks in Paris.

Reports show the man was attended to by paramedics, but succumbed to his injuries.

Once in the hands of UPI, according to BuzzFeed News, the image was sold to a French photo agency, from where it was purchased by VSD, a magazine that published the image on November 17, 2015.

Vidot-White s lawyer, Vincent Tolédano, is attempting to get the case dismissed by the judge due to the law only applying to victims who are still living, not deceased.

Furthermore, Tolédano referenced a document presented to the Judicial Ministry wherein he notes that the law specifies that a photo of a deceased victim in and of itself is not degrading, a very specific detail mentioned in the law.

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