Can’t believe nobody commented on this. Terrific. Congratulations.
And make no mistake, the media generally (not only the photographers) make the situation 1000 times more terrible. Their eyes change reality, particularly (but not only) because they desire reality to fit into their ideology.
Thank you for posting this! I have been witness to similar things when working with the visual medium. It’s amazing what you see and what the camera depicts when you are behind the scenes or part of a production…
Thank you for this very important, basic instruction on photojournalism, which was posted on HonestReporting.com.
A year ago, photographers were conveniently waiting for action in Silwan, when a car came through the road, and as the driver swerved to avoid stones coming his way, he hit children stonethrowers who were actually coming toward him. The driver had two children in the car, and the photographers caught a shot of his broken car window as he drove away. See http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=190682
I am reminded of documentaries portraying survival skills of a lone, brave adventurer, when we often forget that the photographer has to go through the same ordeals, such as climbing mountains and crossing rivers, holding a camera in one hand and hiking backyards, or even testing the terrain ahead of the photographed adventurer.
Great work !
It raises some very important issues about photojournalism.
A good reminder that a photo is “only” the creation of a man trying to tell a story. And that story, even real, can never be completely objective.
I think to a photographer it is much more clear that most of these images are, as soon as they are taken, only an interpretation (at best) of the scene in front of him. It is impossible to take a objektive photo. Just taking it makes it subjective.
But actually creating scenes like the ones seen in this video concerns me. If there is no riot we should just be glad and take pictures of other things instead of creating something that is not there.