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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.

The French newspaper explains its decision with these opening words, published on its front page: “Libération vows an eternal gratitude to photography, whether produced by photojournalists, fashion photographers, portraitists, or conceptual artists. 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. Some photographers and authorities argue any form of changing the file, over and above the exposure, removal of dust spots and colour adjustment for printing is unethical.

The ethics of editing images in the field of entertainment are also grey in some areas. 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. 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. Meta-narrative: Fred Ritchin on the future of photojournalism.

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. REVIEW: Robert Knoth & Antoinette DeJong – “POPPY: Trails of Afghan Heroin” (2012. {*style:<i> Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin </i>*} By Paul Loomis for ASX, November, 2012 The list of locations and scope of coverage in is comprehensive.


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. If you haven't heard of her, take a look at this gallery of photos on the website of her photo agency, Magnum. hide captionPhotographer Martine Franck, Venice, Italy, 1972. Former VII Photo director launches new multi-platform photo agency. Documenting 2012 in pictures – February snow. Since we started the 52 weeks project to document the year in pictures – a collaborative effort with Flickr users – we've seen the group taking part grow to more than 700 members and so far more than 1,000 photos have been submitted.

From fireworks and storms in week one, to back-to-work blues and foggy sunsets in weeks two and three, we have now reached week five and the first week of February has been dominated by the snowy scenes. The aim of the group is to not only chronologically track 2012 in pictures – but to explore the ways we are taking and sharing photos in 2012. 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.

W. Eugene Smith