Syria: this is what a genocide looks like

  I won’t pretend to understand the full history of what’s happening in Syria. Even attempting to understand the historical, political, sociological and geographical conditions that led Syrians to their current situation, I would still fail to grasp the brutality of what’s been happening there since the uprising back in 2011. A genocide is happening…

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The God Complex (photography and its marketplaces)

Campaign posters for the British Army (by agency Karmarama), targeting youth and using the same psychological strategies used in propaganda recruitment from extremists groups, making youngsters believe they need a higher purpose in life and offering the solution: to join the army. Image showing the installation of a photograph in the context of an exhibition.…

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Art forgery in the XXI century

Eduardo Martins is no Wolfgang Beltracchi, but the truth is he managed to turn himself into a heroish-like-photojournalist. Regarding the substance of what was being created, there’s no similarities between Beltracchi and Martins, as the first was and is an extremely gifted technician and Martins just sounds like a sociopath, verging on the psychopath. No…

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WPP 2017 (our best)

These are clearly not the most extraordinary photographs from the competition, yet in my opinion they stand out because instead of portraying the worst about humanity (our profound hatred of the Other, our fear of change, our disrespect for nature, the war, the war, the war, the killing, the killing, the killing), they show our…

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٠ Thomas Susanka’s ‘The Rhetorics of Authenticity: Photographic Representations of War’ (II of II) ٠

(continuation. part I here) PROXIMITY AND IMMEDIACY With regard to war photography, we can isolate several major criteria of authenticity that have prevailed over the course of the last 60 years. Most prominent is the impression of spatial proximity and temporal immediacy with respect to the events depicted. Photographs satisfying these criteria create the impression…

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┐ Dominic Nahr └

© Dominic Nahr, EGYPT. Cairo. January 29, 2011. A protestor, using the Egyptian flag as a face mask, takes a break inside a building during protests against the government of Hosni Mubarak which pushed towards Tahir Square. © Dominic Nahr, EGYPT. Cairo. January 30, 2011. Protestors cover an Army tank while they chant and sing…

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┐ Jason Florio └

© Jason Florio, KNLA – Karen National Liberation Army freedom fighter (left) + KNLA fighter carrying wood (right), from the series Burma, from the project Blackout History © Jason Florio, Karen Civilians, from the series Burma, from the project Blackout History © Jason Florio, KNLA – Karen National Liberation Army cook with bamboo water jugs…

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┐ Johann Rousselot └

photo catpion (above) © Johann Rousselot, Massacre d’innocents – Liberte – Sois patient Khadafi, tu es en train de creuser ta tombe. Benghazi, Libye, Mars 2011.   © Johann Rousselot, Degage espece de chien. Benghazi, Libye, Mars 2011 © Johann Rousselot, Maintenant je suis un humain libre – La grace de dieu pour les martyrs…

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┐ Davide Monteleone – Northern Caucasus └

© David Monteleone, Daghestan, Russia, 2009. Ghimri, during a bull sacrifice © David Monteleone, Republic of Ingushetia, 2010. Nazran, during a wedding “At first there was the Russian Empire, Saint Petersburg’s splendour, nobles’ dynasties set against commons far and distant, scattered on an unlimited country. Later on came communism’s turn, with its pyramidal hierarchy, its…

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┐ Direct Action └

photo by © Javier Barbancho LEADERS of a workers’ union in southern Spain staged a massive raid on two supermarkets on Tuesday, filling at least 30 trolleys with staple foodstuffs to give to the poor. They gave their entire haul to local ‘food banks’ which supply hampers to families who no longer have any income…

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As usual, a local subject on the world news for all the wrong reasons. This photograph, taken yesterday, is traveling the world, as if it added or stated something new. It belongs to Hugo Correia and depicts his coworker Patricia Melo, from AFP, instants before being hit by a police officer, amidst demonstrations related to…

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┐ Ruben Salvadori └

© Ruben Salvadori, Photojournalism Behind the Scenes Quando se junta a fome à vontade de comer… Another portray of how dishonest conflict photographs and photojournalism in general can be. While in Jerusalem, Italian Photographer Ruben Salvadori began to take interest in the role of the photographer instead of focusing on the role the usual suspects…

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┐ Angelos Tzortzinis └

Greece: Post #2 Kanellos, the Greek protest dog © Angelos Tzortzinis, from the series Greece Economy crisis © Angelos Tzortzinis, from the series Greece Economy crisis “The economic crisis in Greece has sparked riots and violent reactions. Massive protests broke out against severe government spending cuts aimed at saving the country from economic collapse. Thousands…

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