Can we even call it photography anymore?
Its more like a hybrid new form of art.
This is a VERY interesting piece from Spiegel about editing images and enhancing them to the point where they tell a completely different and magnified story.
I urge you to read the whole thing and consider every photo that you see on the wires and in the newspapers.
Reality, as I mentioned in my earlier post-is being determined by the news media.
This is the money quote here:
"Nowadays, programs like Photoshop make it easier than ever to edit
photos once they have been taken. Pro-Israeli bloggers and journalists,
in particular, criticized how this photo of a funeral procession in Gaza
was edited. This image by Paul Hansen was chosen as World Press Photo
of the Year for 2013. It was clearly enhanced, but the jury did not
believe it crossed the boundary of authenticity."
You got that?
"Enhanced" but did the jury did not believe it crossed the boundary of authenticity."
They don't think it's fake or a misrepresentation or manipulative-so everyone just carry on....