Before passing judgement on this matter. 1) A technical point: Photojournalists -and documentarists- have protocols. There are forms where the person that is being -or has been- photographed grants the right to the use of their image. It's not always possible to run after people one makes photos with, but in an intimate scenario such as this it would be risky to not ask for a permission. Does this woman know she's being photographed? 2) A professional question: Is this a fair photo? Not as a matter of opinion, but based on a journalistic principle. Is this photo, as it is, communicating what is necessary in the story?
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington (Reuters)