Sacha Baron Cohen Says Tech Companies Built the “Greatest Propaganda Machine in History”

Sacha Baron Cohen Says Tech Companies Built the “Greatest Propaganda Machine in History” In a keynote address to the Anti-Defamation League, entertainer Sacha Baron Cohen calls the platforms created by Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other companies “the greatest propaganda machine in history” and blasts them for allowing hate, bigotry, and anti-Semitism to flourish on these […]

What Is Objectivity in Photojournalism? – Artsy

What Is Objectivity in Photojournalism? – Artsy The code of ethics outlined by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) instructs photojournalists to “recognize and work to avoid presenting one’s own biases in the work” and to “resist being manipulated by staged photo opportunities.” But in today’s social media–oriented political landscape, where entire personalities are staged, […]

Award-Winning Photojournalist Accused of Faking Photos of Assassins | Fstoppers

Award-Winning Photojournalist Accused of Faking Photos of Assassins | Fstoppers An award-winning photojournalist stands accused of faking a series of images documenting hit men carrying out acts of violence in Honduras. It is alleged that Swiss/Italian photographer Michele Crameri staged several shots of men wielding guns and threatening to kill people, following revelations from the […]

Adobe’s new AI tool automatically spots Photoshopped faces – The Verge

Adobe’s new AI tool automatically spots Photoshopped faces – The Verge The world is becoming increasingly anxious about the spread of fake videos and pictures, and Adobe — a name synonymous with edited imagery — says it shares those concerns. Today, it’s sharing new research in collaboration with scientists from UC Berkeley that uses machine […]

Thoughts about Deepfakes – Thoughts of a Bohemian

Thoughts about Deepfakes – Thoughts of a Bohemian Certified trust will soon become the most important value for visual content. Trust that images or videos are not altered in any way that could deceive the viewer. No fake images or montage, no biased alterations. By imposing accountability, the lines between deception and truthfulness would be […]

This Microbiologist Can Spot Your Fake Images – PhotoShelter Blog

This Microbiologist Can Spot Your Fake Images – PhotoShelter Blog When National Geographic published Beth Moon’s images of “the world’s oldest trees by starlight,” seasoned astrophotographers like Adrien Mauduit cried foul. Not only were sections of the sky cloned, but specific stars were appearing in portions of the sky that were physical impossibilities. As other […]

Scientific Errors in Those Nat Geo Milky Way Photos

Scientific Errors in Those Nat Geo Milky Way Photos In the wake of the controversy raging on the Internet over the past few days, I wanted to take a deeper look at some of the pictures that were published. The goal here was to try and determine if Moon’s pictures were manipulated based on the […]

This Milky Way Photo on Nat Geo is Raising Eyebrows

This Milky Way Photo on Nat Geo is Raising Eyebrows National Geographic recently published a series of gorgeous photos by photographer Beth Moon that shows some of the world’s oldest trees under the stars. But one photo, in particular, is now raising eyebrows after sharp-eyed readers noticed something strange about it.

Andrew Moisey Criticized for Sexist Double Standard on Consent in American Fraternity Photos | PDNPulse

Andrew Moisey Criticized for Sexist Double Standard on Consent in American Fraternity Photos | PDNPulse Photographer Andrew Moisey, author of an acclaimed 2018 book about the underside of college fraternity life, has come under criticism for obtaining consent from the men he photographed, but not from all of the women. Critics accuse him of a […]

These teen activists want you to run their pictures if they die by gun violence. Read these guidelines first. – Poynter

These teen activists want you to run their pictures if they die by gun violence. Read these guidelines first. – Poynter MyLastShot.org organizer Kaylee Tyner, a Columbine High School student, was not born when the shooting occurred. But she says that if students placed a small sticker on their IDs stating, “In the event that […]

The Problem Isn’t the Photo Contest, It’s Us – PhotoShelter Blog

The Problem Isn’t the Photo Contest, It’s Us – PhotoShelter Blog Eye-rolls, shrugs, and barbs greeted the $120,000 Grand Prize winner of Dubai’s HIPA Photography Prize. Malaysian photographer Edwin Ong’s photo of a partially blind Vietnamese woman carrying her baby was derided for representing yet another “poverty porn” contest winner before it was suggested that […]

Hoda Afshar and how to see people as individuals – Witness

Hoda Afshar and how to see people as individuals – Witness The question of how the different members of society are represented make for some of the most heated debates in photography. Whether it’s the New York Times showing pictures of distress in Kenya, the distancing strategies used by Richard Mosse in his installation featuring […]