Artistrict Journal

Michael Zhang

Here’s a fascinating video in which Italian photographer Ruben Salvadori demonstrates how dishonest many conflict photographs are. Salvadori spent a significant amount of time in East Jerusalem, studying the role photojournalists play in what the world sees. By turning his camera on the photographers themselves, he shows how photojournalists often influence the events they’re supposed to document objectively, and how photographers are often pushed to seek and create drama even in situations that lack it.

You might start looking at conflict photos in the news a lot differently after watching this.

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Michael Zhang


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  1. #1 by Victor Santana on June 25, 2012 - 14:04

    Thanks for re-blogging our blog news on Versatile Blogger! Greets from

    • #2 by lambskinny on June 27, 2012 - 10:10

      You are more than welcome! Indeed, this IS eye-opening; and really quite obvious once you see the sheer number of photographers crowded around one individual, taking pics!

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