Photographer Fired for Pointing Out Doctored Photo

Ordinarily, when a manipulated image makes its way into a news publication, the photographer or editor responsible for the ethical transgression is swiftly fired and shamed out of the industry. In this recent case involving the Citizen, a South African newspaper, a photographer was fired for writing publicly that the cover image was manipulated. Read that again. A news photographer has been fired for pointing … Continue reading Photographer Fired for Pointing Out Doctored Photo

Photoshop and SMS: A New form of Deadly Terrorism

Panicked stampedes have already claimed the the lives of two and injured 9 others after fearful residents pushed victims from a moving train. Indian authorities have been shuttering websites and social media accounts like a game of whack-a-mole, but it’s difficult to see how they can keep up. The incident underscores both the accessibility of new forms of cyber-terrorism and the tricky credibility of social … Continue reading Photoshop and SMS: A New form of Deadly Terrorism

Your Cell Phone Is Not Your Friend

The surveillance of journalists covering Syria has heightened concern about the risks journalists face in relying on mobile communications and cellphones. In February, journalists Remi Ochlick and Marie Colvin were killed when shells struck the press center that they and other journalists were using to transmit their stories; the Syrian army may have used satellite signals from the center to target it. #photography   #documentaryphotography … Continue reading Your Cell Phone Is Not Your Friend

Terrorism Prevention Video Asks Public to Report Photographers to Police

Cameras and recording devices have gotten so small, that most of us seem to have one with us all the time. It’s not unusual to see people taking pictures or video almost anywhere. But surveillance and information gathering is a common practice used by terrorists prior to an attack. If you see someone trying to conceal what they are doing, taking pictures of exits, security … Continue reading Terrorism Prevention Video Asks Public to Report Photographers to Police

Is Street Photography Good for Anthropology?

While I was studying art photography at university, I discovered some books on Anthropology Photography and was quite fascinated over the arguments and conceptions of photography in those early days. Statements like  "a native would not be able to recognise themselves in a photo as they have never seen a photograph before" and the classic one "photographs steal the soul of the person photographed" Today … Continue reading Is Street Photography Good for Anthropology?

Texas Deputy Confiscates Phone From Reporter

“I don’t care who you work with, give me your phone,” the deputy said as he stormed up to the reporter who was standing on the other side of the police perimeter." At least we are not getting this just yet this side of the pond! #documentaryphotography    #photography   Reshared post from +Carlos Miller Just updated story with new info http://www.pixiq.com/article/clueless-texas-deputy-confiscates-phone-from-reporter Embedded Link Clueless … Continue reading Texas Deputy Confiscates Phone From Reporter