David Campbell https://www.david-campbell.org Writer, professor, producer Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:03:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Writer, professor, producer David Campbell no Writer, professor, producer David Campbell http://www.david-campbell.org/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://www.david-campbell.org Why does manipulation matter? https://www.david-campbell.org/2015/02/24/why-does-manipulation-matter/ https://www.david-campbell.org/2015/02/24/why-does-manipulation-matter/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:46:17 +0000 https://www.david-campbell.org/?p=6378 Does the manipulation of news and documentary photographs matter, and how should we talk about this issue? The discussion about the number of images disqualified for manipulation in the 2015 World Press Photo contest has been intense, and the debate will be ongoing. But I’ve now left the Secretary’s seat for this year and have returned … Continued

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The integrity of the image: Global practices and standards concerning the manipulation of photographs https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/06/06/the-integrity-of-the-image-global-practices-standards-concerning-manipulation-of-photographs/ https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/06/06/the-integrity-of-the-image-global-practices-standards-concerning-manipulation-of-photographs/#comments Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:31:27 +0000 https://www.david-campbell.org/?p=5997 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.

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What are the current standards relating to the manipulation of photographs? A discussion at the World Press Photo Awards Days 2014 https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/05/02/what-are-the-current-standards-relating-to-the-manipulation-of-photographs-discussion-world-press-photo-awards-days-2014/ https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/05/02/what-are-the-current-standards-relating-to-the-manipulation-of-photographs-discussion-world-press-photo-awards-days-2014/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 11:07:35 +0000 https://www.david-campbell.org/?p=5876 On the manipulation of images, the 2014 World Press Photo contest, and the future debate (updated 13 May)

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How many picture taking devices are sold world-wide? https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/04/21/how-many-picture-taking-devices-sold-world-wide/ https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/04/21/how-many-picture-taking-devices-sold-world-wide/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:42:31 +0000 https://www.david-campbell.org/?p=5528 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.

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World Press Photo multimedia research project: video interview https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/04/15/world-press-photo-multimedia-research-project-video-interview/ https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/04/15/world-press-photo-multimedia-research-project-video-interview/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:51:55 +0000 https://www.david-campbell.org/?p=5331 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.

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Shaul Schwarz: A photographer finds a new world of expression in film https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/03/17/shaul-schwarz-photographer-finds-new-expression-reel-peek-films/ https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/03/17/shaul-schwarz-photographer-finds-new-expression-reel-peek-films/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:53:38 +0000 https://www.david-campbell.org/?p=4889 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.

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World Press Photo 2014 contest: Reflections from the Secretary’s seat https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/02/17/world-press-photo-2014-contest-reflections-secretarys-seat/ https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/02/17/world-press-photo-2014-contest-reflections-secretarys-seat/#comments Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:47:15 +0000 https://www.david-campbell.org/?p=4519 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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How photojournalism contributes to change: Marcus Bleasdale’s work on conflict minerals https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/01/14/photojournalism-contributes-change-marcus-bleasdales-work-conflict-minerals/ https://www.david-campbell.org/2014/01/14/photojournalism-contributes-change-marcus-bleasdales-work-conflict-minerals/#comments Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:13:02 +0000 https://www.david-campbell.org/?p=4208 Intel's decision to make conflict free microprocessors is the result of a long campaign, in which Marcus Bleasdale's photos have played an important role. Understanding how Bleasdale became an advocate for action on conflict minerals makes us aware of how photojournalism can function as an agent of change.

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Staging Politics: Beyond White House Access, the Photo Op is the Larger Issue https://www.david-campbell.org/2013/12/19/staging-politics-white-house-access-photo-op-larger-issue/ https://www.david-campbell.org/2013/12/19/staging-politics-white-house-access-photo-op-larger-issue/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:09:54 +0000 https://www.david-campbell.org/?p=4175 The antagonism between photographers and the White House needs to be broadened beyond the simple question of access. It is time to look at the bigger picture, and make the photo-op as much the subject, so we have a visual record of how events and issues are managed and staged.

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Photo book as political object: Edmund Clark’s Control Order House https://www.david-campbell.org/2013/11/26/photo-book-political-object-edmund-clark-control-order-house/ https://www.david-campbell.org/2013/11/26/photo-book-political-object-edmund-clark-control-order-house/#comments Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:17:30 +0000 https://www.david-campbell.org/?p=4145 Edmund Clark's Control Order House portrays a British suburban house in which a “controlled person” suspected of terrorism is detained. This interview with Clark explores how his photo book works as a political object.

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