What are the current standards relating to the manipulation of photographs? A discussion at the World Press Photo Awards Days 2014

On the manipulation of images, the 2014 World Press Photo contest, and the future debate (updated 13 May)

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Abundant photography: the misleading metaphor of the image flood

Are we exposed to an overload of photographs? Although much used, the are three key reasons why the metaphor of a flood of images is misleading.

Erik Kessels Flickr photographs flood

Syria and the power of images

What is the relationship between imagery and action in Syria?

AP Photo-Shaam News Network

The primacy of the screen

The screen has become the primary access point for much information. How are screen devices being used, and what are the implications for visual storytellers?

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‘Multimedia’, photojournalism and visual storytelling

What is “multimedia”? Searching for a single definition in answer to this question is neither possible nor desirable…

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Photography and narrative: What is involved in telling a story?

In telling visual stories about the world, photography is narrating the world. But what is a narrative and how is it constructed?

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Multimedia Research Project

‘Visual Storytelling in the Age of Post-Industrial Journalism’ – the 2013 World Press Photo report, presentation and follow-up discussion about ‘multimedia’ today.

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Living in the Shadows

‘Living in the Shadows: China’s Internal Migrants’ tells the story of three families of migrant labourers in Shanghai and the struggles they face as undocumented internal migrants.

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Laygate Stories

‘Laygate Stories’ is a multimedia project portraying the lives of residents in the Laygate area of South Shields on Tyneside in the north-east of England.

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October 2, 2014 · by David Campbell · photography
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I’m having a major rethink about what I should do with this blog and site in the future: what, when, and how to write…

June 6, 2014 · by David Campbell · photography
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Introducing the World Press Photo research project on practices and standards relating to the manipulation of images in photojournalism, focusing on the post-processing of these images.

May 2, 2014 · by David Campbell · Featured, photography
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On the manipulation of images, the 2014 World Press Photo contest, and the future debate (updated 13 May)

April 21, 2014 · by David Campbell · photography
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How are most of the world’s pictures captured? What imaging devices are most commonly sold, and how many of them are identified as cameras? To help answer those questions are two graphs with some interesting data on the global sales volume of picture taking devices.

April 15, 2014 · by David Campbell · media economy, multimedia
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In this short video interview with D.J. Clark, I talk about the major themes of the 2013 World Press Photo multimedia research report, which are more relevant than ever.

March 17, 2014 · by David Campbell · media economy, multimedia, photography
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With media organisations hungry for online video, this interview with Shaul Schwarz about Reel Peek Films discusses how his network of image makers are producing visual stories that explore issues in depth.

February 17, 2014 · by David Campbell · media economy, photography
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After two weeks judging the 2014 World Press Photo Contest, I reflect, as Secretary to the general jury, on the process and procedures that led to this year’s awards.

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