Photojournalism And Post-Processing

Interesting articles about the 2013 World Press Photo Contest winners – very similar to questions I had upon seeing the winning image above.

Photojournalism And Post-Processing: Should Contest Images Be The Actual Published Picture? | NPPA.
DURHAM, NC February 20, 2013 – In the days following the announcement of the World Press Photo of the Year theres been quite a discussion going on in cyberspace about post-processing of news images, and how far is too far given the ethics of reportage and todays digital photography.

Another article on Peta Pixel:Why Do Photo Contest Winners Look Like Movie Posters?

Took a screen grap of the side by side comparison in case it gets taken down

photo globe trotting

This fantastic photo attached to the story Immigration Shifts Could Provide Opening for Compromise  was on the lead image on the site this morning when I first visited- switched to the global site and found it there. Then I switched to the chinese edition and there was this horrifying photo from Syria which was the 3rd photo on the lens blog yesterday. No link to the story on the lens blog but I did find the story after hitting the ‘world’ tab. Reading the paper online always feel a bit random to me.

After going back to the US edition, the photo of Obama on the laptop is gone and has been replaced by changing photos from the congressional hearings on gun violence.And here is the ‘paper’ front page photo which is the same as the first photo on yesterday’s lens blog.

Egyptian Women Protest Military Abuse

Today I got a email from the Center for Media at NYU and was so struck by this photo – i had to track it down and found this link. Definitely must include in next iteration of reverb.

Thousands Of Egyptian Women Protest Military Abuse
[Sept 6, 2014: clicked the link above to buzzfeed and it is dead which led me to do more websearching and make a new post]
An estimated 10,000 Egyptian women marched in Cairo yesterday to protest the way police have been treating them. Anyone who says all Muslim women (a vast majority of Egyptians are Muslim) are repressed should see these pictures.

(AP / Amr Nabil)

world is watching

Inspired (again) by Nicholas Kristoff article = this one about Ryan Boyette and his citizen journalism project It hasn’t launched yet but looking around led me to other witness projects.

Satellite Sentinel Project: George Clooney initiated the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) while on an October 2010 trip to Southern Sudan with Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast. SSP combines satellite imagery analysis and field reports with Google’s Map Maker technology to deter the resumption of war between North and South Sudan. The project provides an early warning system to deter full-scale civil war between Northern and Southern Sudan and to promote greater accountability for mass atrocities by focusing world attention and generating rapid responses on human rights and human security concerns.

Rami al-Sayed’s YouTube channel – videos up to the moment of his death in Syria. Video of a Dr. with his dead body

Syria via Al Jazeera English youtube

One News Crowdsourcing Platform


I’ll be adding more to this.

What Matters Now

I’m sitting in a discussion led by Deb Willis at Aperture with the exhibition What Matters Now

Ideas and Links from our discussion:

Anti Photo Journalism exhibition in 2010
link to some interviews on youtube

Is Front Page a generational nomenclature?

The Ethics of Presentation

WHAT IS NEWS? what is the journey for ‘news’ to get attention?

Frontpage creates a hierachy that may no longer be relevant. (or maybe it really never was except to people who were subjects of the front page)

Who decides what is useful?
We need new models.
How do we expand our horizons? How we can learn from multiple sources?
Who is the WE in we need to teach media literacy?
Class plays a big part in how/where we get our news.