A new view on photojournalism


This was so fascinating to me, I had to put this in. It’s a new view on how photojournalists impact the people and situations they photograph. As the guy essentially says in the video: suppose there’s a small revolt with young adults who decide to barricade a road in Iraq. They would throw rocks and yell until gas was thrown at them, or until the police came to run them off. But what would happen if their were people with video cameras and heavy equipment taking a picture of them? Then they would do much more damage to incite the interest of the journalists and to make themselves seem more important.

There is much more in this clip, and is a view on photojournalism that isn’t often seen by the outside world. The big picture is often distorted by the press trying to bring drama and violence into their story when their often isn’t any.

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