World Press Photo Stands By Its Decision for Award Despite Town’s Protests

World Press Photo Stands By Its Decision for Award Despite Town’s Protests

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My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars. “Shame has died,” one says in Charleroi.

World Press Photo Stands By Its Decision for Award Despite Town’s Protests

World Press Photo Issues Clarification Statement On Controversial Award | NPPA

World Press Photo Issues Clarification Statement On Controversial Award

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The photographer told World Press about this photograph, “My cousin accepted to be portrayed while fornicating with a girl in his friend’s car. For them it was not strange. There are parkings popular for the couples exchanging sex with others, also single men and women can watch anonymously the acts through the foggy windows of the cars.

World Press Photo Issues Clarification Statement On Controversial Award | NPPA

Photography: telling art from fraud – Correspondent

Photography: telling art from fraud

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Doctored photos are as old as photography itself, with countless examples throughout history. “Back in the days of film photography, a laboratory technician could always tamper with an image in the dark room, but you really had to be an artist to pull it off,” explains AFP’s chief photo editor Eric Baradat. “Whereas now it’s within the reach of pretty much anyone.”

Photography: telling art from fraud – Correspondent

NPPA Releases Photo Ethics Statement, Plans Symposium With World Press Photo | NPPA

NPPA Releases Photo Ethics Statement, Plans Symposium With World Press Photo

“These last few days there have been many comments, accusations and demands about this throughout social media circles,” Dolan said. “But rather than accusing, I believe what we need to be doing is questioning – WHY is this happening and, more importantly, WHAT can we do to change it?”

NPPA Releases Photo Ethics Statement, Plans Symposium With World Press Photo | NPPA

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