Photographer Who Took Obama ‘Selfie’ Shot at Mandela Funeral Now Says He’s ‘Ashamed of Mankind’ | NewsBusters: "Perhaps the most-discussed news item out of the Mandela funeral trip was a picture that was taken of Obama, British prime minister David Cameron, and Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt taking a “selfie” -- a self-portrait usually shot with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone -- a moment that was caught by Roberto Schmidt, a photographer for the French Press Agency. Now, Schmidt says that the overwhelming interest in the shot makes him “ashamed of mankind.”
In an article for National Review Online, Laura Bennett stated: “The big news from yesterday’s Mandela memorial was not a rousing speech or particularly moving tribute. It was a photo, captured late in the ceremony” of the three world leaders with their “faces smushed together.”"
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