French Paper Publishes Photo-Less Issue to Stress the Importance of Photojournalism
I think this makes two points. The obvious-photography matters to our perspective and how we learn about events and news.
Next-What would be at least as bad is if only âofficialâ or images pre approved by those involved were available? Kind of like our own White House. Official images only, With two exceptions in the entire current presidency for AP.
There are 3 very bad directions for news images to go-Strictly amateur, strictly official and as a subset of official and infamously in the past in the Middle Eastâfauxtography. Good unhindered pros get you perspective. Others Not So Much.
As the AP DP pointed out recently.
French newspaper LibĂ©ration is about to score huge brownie points with photographers the world over. At a time when newspaper photography jobs are disappearing and some newspapers are replacing professional photojournalists with iPhone toting writers, LibĂ©ration is removed all photos from one of its issue as a show of support for photographers.
According to BJP, the photo-less issue was released yesterday, and it wasnât just a paper full of text. The frames where photos should have been were left in so as to emphasize how much photography adds to and helps to tell a story.