Friday, March 2, 2012

Is photojournalism really neutral?

Many photojournalists pride themselves on delivering a neutral account of the events unfolding on the ground, but there have been numerous discussions as to how this is impossible. Every photojournalists are individuals with their own inherent beliefs, which affects the way they select their viewpoint or frame their composition.

This video takes it a step further by examining how photographs can exaggerate the situation through selective portrayal of the situation, and how the presence of journalists alone can change the scene and behaviour of the subjects.

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