Ruben Salvadori Photography Blog – Open Your Eyes

Presenting Photojournalism Behind the Scenes

Posted in Uncategorized by Ruben Salvadori on September 23, 2011

Presentation of Photojournalism Behind the Scenes, an auto-critical photo essay showing the paradoxes of conflict-image production and considering the role of the photographer in the events.

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  1. Anon. said, on October 3, 2011 at 4:41 am

    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.

  2. Phil said, on October 3, 2011 at 5:56 am

    As they say in Hebrew: Kol ha kavod! (You should know that that’s a nice compliment.) — Phil

  3. soulster said, on October 5, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    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…

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  5. Rena B. said, on October 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Thank you for this very important, basic instruction on photojournalism, which was posted on

    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

    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.

  6. jmpix said, on October 14, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Thanks for posting this…it definitely has me thinking. What an interesting and necessary project

  7. fred said, on October 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    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.

  8. klarnebel said, on March 22, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    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.

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