In today’s social media–oriented political landscape, photojournalists are challenged to find truth beneath ready-made narratives and personal brands.
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, photojournalists are challenged to find truth beneath an onslaught of ready-made narratives and personal brands.
There has been quite a bit of discussion about the Instagram photos of shooting victims at the Empire State Building yesterday, with as much debate on the actual photo threads as off. Much of the discussion involves propriety, with suggestions in media th
A Soviet soldier heroically waves the red flag, the hammer and sickle billow above the Reichstag. Yevgeny Khaldei photographed one of the iconic images of the 20th century. But the legendary image was manipulated to conceal the fact that the Soviet soldiers on the roof had been looting. An exhibition of Khaldei’s work opens in Berlin this week.