The photographs taken by Vernaschi can be found here http://marco-vernaschi.photoshelter.com/gallery/CHILD-SACRIFICE/G0000x1HawSRNvQo/
Vernaschi's statement (on the Pulitzer Center's site) can be found here http://pulitzercenter.org/blog/untold-stories/uganda-response-critics
The Pulitzer Center's official response can be found here http://pulitzercenter.org/blog/news-points/questions-uganda-child-sacrifice
Anne Holmes of the Vigilante Journalist wrote about why she retracted a previous interview with Vernaschi here http://vigilantejournalist.com/blog/archives/1615
This Lightstalkers debate about Vernaschi's methods is interesting. http://www.lightstalkers.org/posts/illegal-exhumation-a-debate-about-marco-vernaschis-methods
An article on dvafoto about the ethical transgressions in Vernaschi's coverage can be found here http://www.dvafoto.com/2010/04/ethical- transgressions-in-marco-vernaschis-coverage-for-the-pulitzer-center-on-crisis-reporting/
And finally, the Guardian's Roy Greenslade wrote an article about Vernaschi here http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2010/apr/21/ethics-press-freedom
I also just came across this while looking for photos from other photojournalists who were there at the same time. http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=386071471537
Andre Liohn was one of the photographers who had been there around the same time. He criticized Vernaschi based on several ethical issues having to do with his methods of reporting and the nature of his photographs.
This topic was a difficult one to read about due to its sensitive nature. Any time children are involved, it seems difficult to remain objective during a debate. I took issue with Vernaschi's methods of gathering information, but was disgusted by his insensitivity. My personal feeling is that any time money changes hands, a journalist's integrity is at stake. No matter how much Vernaschi wanted to help the family in question, he should never have given them money. Our job as journalists is to bring a story to the world without becoming involved in it ourselves. I am not questioning Vernaschi's intentions, because it is certainly understandable that he could have pitied this unfortunate family and hoped to ease their burden. However, ethical guidelines are clearly set out for us to follow in our professional work and Vernaschi failed to do so.
As far as the photograph of the three-year-old boy who was genitally mutilated, I think that is more an issue of personal taste. I feel that Vernaschi went too far and his photographs were bordering on sensationalism. He could have captured the essence of the horrible circumstance in a more tasteful way. Surely he could have captured a moment with the young boy that was not set up, rather than requesting that the boy undress completely for the photograph.
I am still searching for more photographs to share with you, but if anyone comes across any please share the link with us. I hope to get some dialogue going regarding your thoughts on Vernaschi's methods and his ethical standards. Please feel free to ask any questions as they come up. I will check up at least once a day to see what you guys have to say.