Making Pictures With Migrants | Conscientious Photography Magazine In the world of photography, those portrayed are almost never given much (if any) agency, regardless however much is at stake for them. This basic fact constitutes a well-known problem that usually is ignored. Why, after all, should those in front of the camera be given a […]
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 […]
The Daily Northwestern Apologizes to Student Protesters for Reporting – The New York Times Editors at the campus newspaper spurred a backlash from professional journalists after they apologized for how they covered protests at a speech by Jeff Sessions.
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, […]
There Won’t Be Blood: Gun Violence and Visual Censorship – Reading The Pictures To show or not to show? When does publishing photos of carnage become exploitative, gratuitous and pornographic, and when does it become critical information and a prompt for change?
Why The Times Published a Photo of Drowned Migrants – The New York Times We asked top editors about the decision-making process: “These are not easy images to use.”
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 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 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 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 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 […]
Are You an Ethical Photographer? – PhotoShelter Blog A group of boys in Baraboo, WI assembled for a junior prom photo and posed with a Nazi salute. One of the boys posted the image to Twitter with the caption “We even got the black kid to throw it up.” In the midst of public outrage, […]
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 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 […]
World Press Photo disinvites photographer to industry awards – Columbia Journalism Review Andrew Quilty’s photographs of the aftermath of a bombing in Kabul, some of which ran in The New York Times, won third place in the Spot News, Stories category. But the photojournalist was not in Amsterdam for the ceremony. After the foundation received […]
Trey Ratcliff Wrote a Book Exposing How People Cheat at Instagram Brands spent an estimated $2 billion on marketing through Instagram “influencers” in 2017, and that number is expected to balloon to $10 billion by 2020. The game has become so lucrative that many people are finding all kinds of ways to fake influence in […]
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 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 […]
The Grieving Woman at the Ethiopian Airlines Crash Site, and the Western Gaze – Reading The Pictures This astonishing photo from the Ethiopian Airlines crash site hits me two ways. The expression of grief is so intense, I cannot forget it, all the way down to the tension in this woman’s cheek, jaw, and neck, […]
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 […]