The problem with the dramatic staging of photojournalism: what is the real issue?


 

Photojournalism Behind the Scenes [ITA-ENG subs] from Ruben Salvadori on Vimeo. Ruben Salvadori’s video – “an auto-critical photo essay” – demonstrates clearly that when we see a conflict, what we see is the outcome of “conflict image production.” It’s like those still photographs which reveal photographers at work – Paul Lowe’s 1992 photograph of the Somalia … Continued

Who believes photographs?


 

  Should we accept the oft-repeated view that nobody believes photographs anymore? Skepticism about the veracity of images is widespread. In a recent interview with Art Info, Nan Goldin recalled: I gave a talk at the Tate a couple of years ago, and I asked an audience of 200 people how many of them believed … Continued