Update 1: Post-Photography

During my six weeks in Potsdam and Berlin, I wanted to be able to focus my research into creating a final project examining the effect of imagery on the phenomenon surrounding Stunde Null. I think that using imagery such as that from films and from current/past postwar architecture can tell a powerful story about the conflicting ideas in German sociopolitical culture during the postwar period through to the collapse of the Berlin wall.

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#2: Ethics in Photojournalism

Like I said in my last post, talking abstractly about ethics, editing, and photography can be very confusing so I will use this post to show you real examples of photoediting that corrupts the integrity of the photo.

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#1: Ethics in Photojournalism

In this year’s World Press Photo competition, Made Nissen’s photograph of two Russian gay men embracing was rewarded as the 2014 Photo of the Year. In last year’s contest, John Stanmeyer’s photograph of African migrants in Djibouti trying to capture a faint cellphone signal was named the top photo of 2013. These photos are not only poignant illustrations of contemporary issues, there are beautifully lit, extremely well composed, and expressive.

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