OJ Simpson and World Press Photo | PhotoShelter Blog

OJ Simpson and World Press Photo

The manipulation of the TIME cover is a classic example of what was previously called “manipulation,” but is now arguably “processing.” Although the fidelity of the embedded image is poor, I would guess that even with the skin toning and burning of some parts of the face, that none of the tone went to black (i.e. no significant material was removed). In other words, the TIME cover, from my understanding of the WPP statement, would not be disqualified in the 2015 World Press Photo contest. (I’m happy to be wrong)

OJ Simpson and World Press Photo | PhotoShelter Blog

WPP and The law of unintended consequences | duckrabbit

WPP and The law of unintended consequences

That’s a pretty serious offence. So it would appear that 20% of the cream of the crop of the world’s photojournalists who made it through to the finals of the WPP are in serious breach of their code of professional ethics as a consequence of entering, and being ‘found out’. Breaching their ‘hippocratic oath’ for want of a better description.

Wow.

WPP and The law of unintended consequences | duckrabbit

Fox News Website Offers Unedited ISIS Execution Video – NYTimes.com

Fox News Website Offers Unedited ISIS Execution Video

In a statement, John Moody, the executive editor of Fox News, said that after careful consideration the network felt that giving its audience “the option to see for themselves the barbarity of ISIS outweighed legitimate concerns about the graphic nature of the video. Online users can choose to view or not view this disturbing content.”

Fox News Website Offers Unedited ISIS Execution Video – NYTimes.com

Robert Hariman On ISIS and the Choice Not To Look — BagNews

Robert Hariman On ISIS and the Choice Not To Look

So look.  Then turn away.  If you don’t need to look, I’m with you.  If you need to look, you don’t have to apologize.  Whatever you do, realize that the stakes are higher than had been imagined.  For the same reason, know that it becomes all the more important to understand why ISIS exists at all, and how to break the cycle of violence and the downward spiral that serves them all too well.  For that, we need many other images, and much more as well.  Not least, we need to appreciate how civilization is a way of seeing

Robert Hariman On ISIS and the Choice Not To Look — BagNews

Cry Me an Exoneration: After Officer Kills Civilian, Police Use Video as Sympathy Propaganda, Media Bait — BagNews

Cry Me an Exoneration: After Officer Kills Civilian, Police Use Video as Sympathy Propaganda, Media Bait

A police shooting in Montana and the subsequent use of that video, however, not only raises disturbing questions but opens a Pandora’s Box of new concerns over how and how much these videos can be selectively edited and distributed as propaganda … and how much the media can collude with the state to distribute these versions.

Cry Me an Exoneration: After Officer Kills Civilian, Police Use Video as Sympathy Propaganda, Media Bait — BagNews

With all due respect – Thoughts of a Bohemian

With all due respect

instead of giving snapshots of what the industry is doing and how policy varies from one desk to another, why doesn’t the World Press follow-up with a 5 point document that clearly define what is acceptable/not acceptable in photojournalism today and tomorrow and politely asks for everyone making a living ( or not) from this profession to approve it and implement it

With all due respect – Thoughts of a Bohemian

The Integrity of the Image tl;dr | PhotoShelter Blog

The Integrity of the Image tl;dr

In response to the increasing ambiguity over acceptable levels of manipulation in photojournalism contests, World Press Photo commissioned a report entitled “The Integrity of the Image: Current practices and accepted standards relating to the manipulation of still images in photojournalism and documentary photography.” It’s 20 pages long, so here’s the tl;dr:

The Integrity of the Image tl;dr | PhotoShelter Blog