photojournalism under scrutiny
Check this out
Check this out
An example of what has been found so far. The analysis by this particular writer is driven by his own agenda. The pictures cover a conflict that produces highly emotive views and opinions.
The Times story
Vicious Dog Pack Attacks Gator
check out this link here, story of how a photographer got a story by chance.
Have a look here http://michellemalkin.com/archives/005669.htm A blog looking at the manipulation or not of photojournalists. to reuters or not to reuters?
have a look at this an interview with a japanese photographer in ping magazine. and yes, gollum, orcs tunnels.
Saw this quote from Robert Capa "The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda." After I mentioned lying this sounded apt. I am not connecting Capa to this negative thought I just was interested by his use of the word propaganda. For those of you who don't know he was one of the most famous war photographers of the 20th Century, have a look here to find out more. There were some interesting thoughts in the comments section re lying. I intend to explore this over the next few weeks and to give some references I have found re this on the web. Look here to see a code of ethics from one photographic association I liked this point - "Strive for total and unrestricted access to subjects, recommend alternatives to shallow or rushed opportunities, seek a diversity of viewpoints, and work to show unpopular or unnoticed points of view."
Do photojournalists stage manage their photographs to get newsworthy shots? Note this article which raises some questions Only some questions? how far is the news being manipulated? Do all photos show what happened? do photographers get people to do things in order to get their shot. How much freedom does a photographer have when working in an area run by a totalitarian government. How far will a photographer bend the truth to get that winning shot?