How Souvid Datta’s unethical behavior is exposing photojournalism’s lack of ethics

For me, it all started last Monday, when I came across a post, by BENJAMIN CHESTERTON, entitled LENSCULTURE AND THE COMMODIFICATION OF RAPE, in which the author addressed a photo-contest created by Magnum Photos and LensCulture. The core of the problem was, … Continue reading How Souvid Datta’s unethical behavior is exposing photojournalism’s lack of ethics

٠ ‘Never have we had access to so much information about each other, and never has the information been so unreliable.’ ٠

“In this project I have downloaded pictures of ‘friends’ that I only know through the Internet, and given them a new context. The persons are only visible through a digital representation, while the surroundings are as analog as possible. The … Continue reading ٠ ‘Never have we had access to so much information about each other, and never has the information been so unreliable.’ ٠

┐ PS, a love affair └

In another place, in another life, I mentioned North Koreans’ love for Photoshop. While reading about North Korea’s recent declaration of war I come across several other examples of this love affair, which will follow below. Alan Taylor, at “The Atlantic”: While researching a photo entry about North Korea’s recent threats of war, I discovered an image released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) that appears to have been digitally manipulated — at least two, possibly three hovercraft appear to have been pasted into the scene of a military exercise, reportedly taking place on North Korea’s east … Continue reading ┐ PS, a love affair └

┐ Cooper & Gorfer └

© Cooper & Gorfer, from My Quiet of Gold © Cooper & Gorfer, from My Quiet of Gold © Cooper & Gorfer, from My Quiet of Gold © Cooper & Gorfer, from My Quiet of Gold “The artist duo Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer work at the intersection of contemporary photography with painting of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Their photographic installations move fluidly between reality and imagination, technical and artistic interpretation, and collective myth and personal narrative.(…) For their book My Quiet of Gold, Cooper and Gorfer traveled to the rural areas of Kyrgyzstan to collect sagas and stories … Continue reading ┐ Cooper & Gorfer └