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Posts tagged "photography"
The case of El País & Chavez’s wrong picture

The case of El País & Chavez’s wrong picture

Spanish prestigious newspaper El País had a case of bad judgment when it published an unverified photo of an ill man believed to be Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez. The head of state is currently in a Cuban hospital to treat his cancer.
Three sides to every story

Three sides to every story

Everyone has heard the expression: there’s three sides to every story – yours, mine and the truth. I recently came across this photo and claims of how it had been misused. It’s been suggested that Al-Jazeera and CNN cropped it to their liking with Al Jazeera making use of the first part of the picture...
Not skinny enough to sell

Not skinny enough to sell

Recently I went to an Amsterdam event by the Somali organization Hirda. Director Fatuma Farah travelled to her home country for the first time in 18 years. She took Dutch photographer Jan-Joseph Stok with her to portray the plight of over 1,46 million displaced people. They visited three refugee camps, where they heard from many...
How far will you go for your craft?

How far will you go for your craft?

I suppose one thing I struggle each day is to report on an event in the most objective way possible. Obviously, we want to craft our work the best we can – and some might call us ‘ artists’ because of that. But we should never forget our main role: to report the facts. A...