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NO CAPTION NEEDEDNO CAPTION NEEDED - ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS, PUBLIC CULTURE, AND LIBERAL DEMOCRACY. French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers. “A visual shock.

French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers

For the first time in its history, Libération is published without photographs. In their place: a series of empty frames that create a form of silence; an uncomfortable one. It’s noticeable, information is missing, as if we had become a mute newspaper. [A newspaper] without sound, without this little internal music that accompanies sight,” writes Brigitte Ollier, a journalist Libération‘s Culture desk. Ollier is right, and by choosing to maintain the newspaper’s usual design – with its articles flowing around the spaces where images should have been shown -Libération has succeeded in its attempt to show the power and importance of photography in our understanding of world events.

Definition: Photography and Ethics. Photographic Ethics Ethics is about the moral principles that people work with. Societies, countries, groups all have ways of deciding what is right and wrong. ‘Correctness’ or acceptable conduct is one of the outcomes of ethics. Photographers have developed their own ideas about what is right and wrong. As you might expect there are different opinions. File editing and post-processing Editing image files and post-processing can be extremely invasive, virtually or completely changing the original file. The sophisticated array of editing tools available allow the creation of something new.

If the image relates to issues of justice or reporting then ethical concerns over image edits have much more force. Benjamin Krain - Photojournalist. 2013 in Photojournalism. May 5, 2013.

2013 in Photojournalism

Dhaka, Bangladesh. An activist tries to take another severely injured activist to the hospital. Photograph by Atish Saha/Demotix/Corbis.This photo did what I wish my images would do. The intimate and emotional moment made me stop, read more on the situation in Bangladesh, and learn about a situation I knew little about. Seeing one person literally stand for another, without help, made my heart ache. Embrace in Death. Marrakech: The city that distrusts photographers. The English photographer Mark Power, who is quiet, self-effacing and a bit shy, is telling me what happened when he went out shooting on the streets of Marrakech with his American colleague Jim Goldberg, who is none of these things.

Marrakech: The city that distrusts photographers

"Jim was having a pretty hard time.

Cameraphone Photojournalism

John Moore's Photos of Deportees. Almost every day of the week in places like Mesa, Ariz., federal authorities send planes filled with deportees back to Central America.

John Moore's Photos of Deportees

Originally arrested for anything from traffic offenses to murder, they end up patted down and shackled with 100 others who had been in this country illegally. Even more are deported by land across the Mexican border. During President Obama’s first term of office, authorities deported a record 1.5 million people. A majority fell into several categories — those who had recently crossed United States borders illegally, repeat violators of immigration laws and those with a criminal record, according to the White House.

Image Hype

Turning Point: Daniel Rodrigues's Second Chance. Bruce Davidson. The business of photojournalism. 13 February 2013Last updated at 04:29 ET Times are hard, the economy is sluggish and photographers are far from immune to the situation.

The business of photojournalism

Add to that the vast number of people chasing commissions means it's a tough time for those looking for financial backing. Yet there are options out there. Newspapers, magazines and websites are still commissioning work of course, but that's not the only way to be able to shoot the story you want to cover. REVIEW: Robert Knoth & Antoinette DeJong – “POPPY: Trails of Afghan Heroin” (2012. Poppy claims to trace the Afghan the entire recent history of the opium trade, to describe trafficking routes and opium’s impact on millions of people.

REVIEW: Robert Knoth & Antoinette DeJong – “POPPY: Trails of Afghan Heroin” (2012

It claims to do all of this on an enormous scale; across 13 countries and with more than 17 years of on-the-ground reportage. Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin By Paul Loomis for ASX, November, 2012.


Goodbye To Martine Franck, Famed Photographer : The Picture Show. Last week, the world lost a renowned photographer with the passing of Martine Franck.

Goodbye To Martine Franck, Famed Photographer : The Picture Show

She died of cancer in Paris at the age of 74. Former VII Photo director launches new multi-platform photo agency. Documenting 2012 in pictures – February snow. Wednesday 25 January 2012 « P H O T O J O U R N A L I S M L I N K S. Apologies for no updates in nearly three weeks…just been busy with own work… But here we go again.

Wednesday 25 January 2012 « P H O T O J O U R N A L I S M L I N K S

Loads to share… Features and Essays Brilliant…Full edit of Gene Smith’s classic ‘Country Doctor’ online for the first time on…. Eugene Smith: Country Doctor ( Finally received the first issue of my annual National Geographic Magazine subscription..Bought annual deal in NatGeo’s Regent Street store in London in August…Found out in December my activation hadn’t gone through, and then told should start receiving issues from January….Got on my nerves…Five months wait… oh well… Glad to finally being able to enjoy print issues on regular basis…From the February 2012 issue….

W. Eugene Smith